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Cynthia Hilston
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Originally posted on TLP: In looking back at our adventure through the Song of Songs, I’ve been thinking about some of the different ideas that people have about the book, many of which I mentioned before we got into the text, and some others that were…
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Originally posted on At The Intersection: When it comes to anti-oppression work, I have a problem with empathy. Or rather, I have problem with the ways in which people with privilege and power enact so-called empathy. The ways in which it always seems to…
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Every day as I walk Down the hall at work, I glance at the wall. There it still hangs, A reminder of yesterday. One lone young lady Appearing to be trapped, Surrounded by the eyes Of a dozen men As she scurries, though frozen, Down the sidewalk. Her…
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Good advice. Once you finish your first draft, however, it is time to improve it and share it to improve it more. If you are a writer, you have stories to share with others. Don’t keep that in. Good advice. Once you finish your first draft, however, it is…
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Originally posted on Jeanne de Montbaston: A few days ago Dr Fern Riddell, a historian (who, like me, works on sex and gender), was involved in a nasty twitter conversation with a man who poured scorn on her expertise and – gasp! – what he considered to…
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“Mr. Williams, please take your medicine, and we won’t have a problem,” said the middle-aged nurse with the poofy hair. The hair he hated. It drove him crazy. “How many times do I have to tell you, Poodle, that I’m not Mr. Williams?” The nurse sighed.…
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Originally posted on Ragazza Triste: Dear Heart, ? Stop hurting yourself, you don’t need to self-destruct just so he could see you bleed, you don’t need to pretend that you’re sedulous, it’s alright to be vulnerable, it’s acceptable to act human and feel…
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A laconic epistle
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Synopsis: The last thing eleven-year-old Ruby Tabeata expected to happen on her way to a Jack Kerouac reading was to be hauled to the police station. It’s 1958 and Ruby is the opposite of a 1950s stereotype: fierce, funny and strong willed, she is only…
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Originally posted on Novelty Revisions: You’re about ready to quit. Give up. Throw your work-in-progress in the virtual trash. Why should you even bother writing a book, anyway? You’re no good at this. Every sentence you read back feels like you’re trying…
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Originally posted on Live to Write - Write to Live: ? In her smart and inspiring book, Lab Girl, geobiologist and author Hope Jahren writes, “A seed knows how to wait. Most seeds wait for at least a year before starting to grow; a cherry seed can wait for…
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