June is pride month. This year I decided to post a PRIDE picture to Instagram each day of the month. I thought it would be a fun way to get people to think about our community. What I didn't count on was how much I would learn about our history. I knew this year marked … Continue reading PRIDE 2019: What I didn’t know
I love it when I find another local author. This week it is my pleasure to interview Evan Williams, a fellow North Carolinian writing from the Asheville area. Hi Evan. I read that you entered your first writing competition in sixth grade and won second place. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and … Continue reading Ripples author,Evan Williams
In 1977 I fell in love. I was 14. Typical childhood right of passage. Except I am a societally defined woman, and so is she. I remember thinking that I wanted to marry her. Hell, I would have even done the dishes for her. (Those of you who have read Rubyfruit Jungle will likely get … Continue reading Peace and Pride from the Nitty-Gritty Writer’s own “Rubyfruit Jungle”
"Mimi, is that weird?" "Is what weird, Lil?" Her grandma stopped typing on her phone and looked up. "That." I pointed toward her feet with a soap-bubble-filled finger. She was leaning against the sink, keeping me company as I washed. To me, it was obvious. "Standing. You know. Aren't you afraid of falling? It's just … Continue reading #OwnVoices: Is it my story to tell?