Tag: self-love

I write Because I Am

I’ve been asked to confront what writing means to me and what it gives me several times in the past few weeks. I had a novel that was really close to my heart that was rejected. I put my soul and spirit into that… Continue Reading “I write Because I Am”

Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled

Years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I would ever write a novel with a character who had Multiple sclerosis. I gave him a definitive no. When he asked me why not and pointed out that people would want to read a… Continue Reading “Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled”

No Longer – A Poem

I walk into a bar and the air is filled with smoke and the scent of old beer and sweat. I hear the chatter of voices, some of them raised in laughter, others singing karaoke. I move through fog of smoke and someone grabs… Continue Reading “No Longer – A Poem”

Nothing/Everything

I am nothing. Don’t you dare tell me that I am capable of anything I put my mind to. I am a failure and can’t do anything right. I won’t believe you when you tell me that I am unique and special. I am… Continue Reading “Nothing/Everything”

My Story – On Learning to Sparkle

I recently watched Nanette by the incredibly talented Hannah Gadsby. Since viewing the program, I’ve been moved to share my story. Nanette was comedic, yes, but it was also gut wrenchingly honest. I know this isn’t the kind of thing I typically share on… Continue Reading “My Story – On Learning to Sparkle”

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