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”
I Am Not Broken
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.
“I hope you end up like me strong”
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”
Mother’s Day was last Sunday, and I celebrated it like most other millennials did: by sending a short text to my mother and posting on Facebook an old picture of her holding me as a baby. I’m the third child out of four. There are four of us that my mother gave birth to, fed … Continue reading Strong Women
Theadora: Women in Music
Theadora is effortlessly cool. She is a wonderful musician and human being with some crazy awesome hair. She just released a song on Spotify called “Paper Shores”. Her sound is fantastic, and her musical journey has been full of challenge, victory, and beauty. Thea grew up in a musical family. With her dad having a … Continue reading Theadora: Women in Music