"People are like the ocean, you cannot know them by their surface." -Beau Taplin Simone Stevens is a small framed professional dancer with a giggly laugh and the most joyful personality. She is interested in anthropology and cultural backgrounds, and Simone herself has ancestors from Spain, France, and the Cherokee Native American tribe. She has been dancing since … Continue reading Beneath the Surface: Interview with Simone Stevens
It began on February 20th as I sat in a monastery in Conyers, Georgia. The deep harmonies of monks echoed against stained glass as I sat with brush and paper in hand, desperately trying to feel...not dead. I asked the Lord to give me a picture to paint, but I was really asking him, "Please show me any … Continue reading Self-Compassion
Your story, even if you aren’t to the end yet, is where true freedom comes from. Honesty in situations of trouble release something powerful into the air, it breaks barriers and misconceptions. Be vocal about it, make art about it, write songs about it, and write blogs about it. It’s not always easy, but it is so powerful.
We at Release the Women have a passion for stories, specifically yours! If you are a woman a male ally a puppy with a cool feminist owner Then we want to hear from you! Send us your stories, essays, poems, and any other written expression about any of the following: feminism, spirituality, race, politics, religion, travel, … Continue reading Call for Submissions
Women's bodies are a battleground in politics, religion, economics, and literal war. I think as a woman with a body, it's important to give space for this body to speak, so I am letting this be that space. “What he said was terrible/inexcusable/repulsive/horrific, but…” That “but” is rape culture. As most everyone knows by now, there is … Continue reading “I hope you end up like me strong”