Vulnerability: The Struggle is Real

I’m back at Barnes & Noble even after the annoyance of what happened the other time. But today I have earphone and Pandora. Good bye opera; hello Les McCann. I smirked when I thought about the title of this post. “The struggle is real” is a phrase adopted from a brother in Christ who when he talks about rough patches in his walk most always end with saying “the struggle is real”, half-joking but dead serious. ...more

Coming Around Full Circle

 When an acquaintance interviewed me three years ago for a newspaper article to run on Mother’s Day, I saw myself through the eyes of an outsider for the first time. It was almost mind-boggling to admit to her that I had spent 18 years pregnant and/or nursing babies.When she asked me if I ever regretted not using my degree, I just stared at her blankly for a full minute....more

NaBloPoMo: Fellow Bloggers Nurture Each Other

About 18 months ago, when I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally to the keyboard. My intuitive, imaginative side stayed buried and my logical intellect wrote boring drivel....more

The Resistance: Why Writing About Sex Matters

By telling our stories, we liberate others to do the same. That is the nature of the story. Our voices, in this space, grant permission to others to accept their sexuality, to explore their bodies, to reflect on their own desires and share in their experience. Together, our baby steps carve a direction from isolated ignorance to open discussion, community and learning. ...more

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