As a person who has created art of some sort since childhood, and through many life changes, full time work, chronic illness, moving, relationship ups and downs...I wanted to offer a place where we can support one another in our creative processes, no matter what they look like. The first offering is Creative Connection, a monthly subscription to support your creative life. Weekly videos, guided meditations, creative prompts, and a community discussion forum, all for only $10 a month. Interested? Find out more over on Teachable. … Read More » about Courses for Creatives
It was a beautiful autumn evening, just past dark. The streets were lit to high heaven and revelers were everywhere. Charlie ran, sweat slicking down her spine beneath the russet sweater that brought out the russet tones in the hair she’d inherited from her grandmother. Before leaving her place, she’d topped it with a short black coat, also wool. She regretted the extra insulation now, as a rivulet headed straight for the waistband of her black jeans. Racing through downtown Oakland, she plowed through the Art Walk crowd, shoulder bumping bodies when there wasn’t an opening big enough to fit through. She skirted past some food carts that sent smells of grease and cinnamon into the air, almost smacking into a young … Read More » about Unlucky Thirteen
Recently, poet Jay Hulme shared some anti-trans harassment couched as “concern” that he fielded after posting a sleepy morning photo of himself with his chest bare. You see, the image showed pale white scars. The scars show that he’s healed from surgery. I have those scars, too, though mine are pale pink right now, six months after I went under … Read More » about Body. Image.
…and Other Things
T. Thorn Coyle’s Witches of Portland Series Spoiler Alert: Awesome! Coyle’s ability to tell a fun and lovely tale that unexpectedly deals with challenging themes is a gem worth reading. I truly needed a feel good book about the real world and our real problems. It’s exciting for me to get to write such a truly positive review. Cannot wait for the next book! Read the rest of this great review at Patheos. … Read More » about A Great Review!