I first met Alex Ike about 20 years ago while her family was on furlough in Georgia. We became fast friends and spent countless hours running around our church building, getting poison ivy in the woods and laughing at everything. Alex is one of those people who makes you feel more like yourself when you're … Continue reading Dear Alex, You Have Really Done It
fem·i·nism noun "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." Sometimes when I speak on feminism, I feel as though people are actually hearing me say "I hate men", but I don't. As women, I believe that we have a lot to educate people on about gender expectations, but … Continue reading Gender Equality: For Men Too?
I am not good at being alone. Lately I have been so scared of any time I spend in silence, any time I spend by myself, any time there are no distractions. I have been scared to be alone in the quiet because suddenly my mind is so loud. My mind has been toxic … Continue reading How Free It Is
Chelsea Risley, a writer and poet in the Chattanooga area wrote this poem in response to a book called Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe. She said, "It resonated with me because it treated women with... a little bit of something that was almost awe or fear, because of how powerful women are if they are … Continue reading “My body represents life”
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