strong women writers: may we read them, may we become them

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. In high school, it was Sylvia Plath.  I read her poetry religiously and I would write down quotes of hers in my notebooks. I thought she was the only person who understood me when I…

making a home out of yourself

A lot of people aren’t comfortable with doing things by themselves - they have to travel in packs, groups, gaggles to be reassured that they aren’t alone. The art of doing things alone is often stigmatized, especially for women. The word "home" has become more about people than places. But if I have learned anything…