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Opening Scene: A middle-class chain restaurant, general chatter. Televisions above the bar displays a news program. Frank Underwood’s face is in a smal…
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I was originally going to call this post ‘pissed’, but there’s something about calling a thing a thing and then it becoming that thing. I call myself ‘…
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This blog troubles me sometimes. I want to write and publish so much, but I can’t right now. {I’ll explain later.} There are things I can write about, …
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do not stop. do not stop because you think you won’t make enough money, because you’re afraid of what people will say, because you’re not sure you’re {…
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The main character in a novel I’m working on goes through a lot of the same stuff I went through as a kid and young adult. I never considered how I wou…
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I’m writing my first book. It started with an idea I had, one that I wanted to explore. I was curious about what people do when they have to figure shi…
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Update 08/28/16: added a reference to the term ‘microaggression‘. I’m just a woman who publishes blog posts inconsistently, but if someone were to look…
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In our house, it was safest to stay quiet. It wasn’t just about being seen and not heard. Sometimes it was safer to not be seen or heard. Our education…
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It’s weird that this and this happened in the time I was working on this post… *pregnant pause* Hopefully calling out this behaviour will both embarras…
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This has been my pattern over the last five or six years: get a new job, move, move again, get a new job. And although some people would say this is no…
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Is it me? Or is everyone using those “SUBSCRIBE!” pop-ups on their blog? You know the ones: you land on a blog page from Google and get ready to leave …
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