“My body represents life”

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 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”

Strong Women

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