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February 9, 2017


Originally posted on Libba Bray:
? Congratulations. You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me. You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old. You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone And a world made of lies and polyester. Congratulations. ? You have barked up the wrong…

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The Wave

May 17, 2016


The wave is coming. I am tracking how the white is gathering at the tips. Studious and serene, I flow. Up and over. The wave is coming. My line of sight is to the white, but time has shifted and I am too much away from the Sea. Buckled and submerged. The wave is coming. […]

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my anxious heart

March 30, 2016


Originally posted on katie joy crawford:
Spring of 2015 has been busy, trying, amazing and life changing. I have been through so many emotional peaks and valleys and finalizing my senior year has been such a cathartic experience. My Anxious Heart is nothing short of my child. I have battled anxiety for a decade, and I finally…

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Decoding Slut

January 27, 2016


Originally posted on mainer74:
Recently I heard a joke which seemed to both capture our societal attitude towards female sexuality, and struck me in a very heathen sense as being deeply wrong. The joke compared men to keys and women to locks and concluded that a man whose key opens many locks is awesome, while…

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Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers

January 21, 2016


Originally posted on Longreads:
Alex Mar | Atlas Obscura | January 2016 | 16 minutes (3,902 words) ? Our latest Exclusive is a new story by Alex Mar, author of the book Witches of America, co-funded by Longreads Members and published by Atlas Obscura. I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts When Jerome, the Catholic priest…

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POEM: The Jester

January 17, 2016


The Jester with a fractured, well-protected heart catches the eye of the Queen. Recognizing the Playing of Parts, he amuses, she smiles tightly, but her eyes open a portal. And in a flash, they both feel the intimacy between them form a lock. The molecules slow to a steady pulse, revealing all unsaid. Seeing it […]

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2015: The Year Many Things Sucked and Many Other Things Didn’t

December 31, 2015


Let’s start with things that belong in the sarlacc pit: Grief for those beautiful ones lost this year and not just to death…but to illness and accident and violence. My mother was diagnosed with Moderate Alzheimer’s this year and there is no sugarcoating how utterly terrible it is…for her and for all of us who love […]

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Revisiting Frida Kahlo’s Style and Cult of Personality

September 22, 2015


Originally posted on Longreads:
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the traumatic trolley accident that hospitalized artist Frida Kahlo and inspired, perhaps cruelly, her artistic path. Despite her global popularity, there’s still more to learn about this extraordinary artist. For five journalists, exploring the textiles of Frida Kahlo’s homeland gives her rich legacy a new texture.…

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You’ve turned 30 again; please tell us what you’ve learned about life this second time.

September 9, 2015


Originally posted on Dwonna Know What I Think?:
Dear Dwonna: I heard you told your students that you turned 30 again. Please do tell me what you’ve learned about life this second time around. Signed, Tiffany ———————————– Dear Tiffany: Yes, it’s true. I’m one of the lucky few who got to turn 30 again. (I…

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Ending Year One

August 25, 2015


Poverty & the Arts started as a dream to bring community members together. It started as a way to connect Nashville’s rich with Nashville’s poor. It started as space of creativity  for Nashville’s most vulnerable citizens. The language of our mission and programs have changed throughout our time as an organization. Beginning as a community service…

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