Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. madamegandhi.blog

    “I am a drummer whose mission is to elevate and celebrate the female voice.” Los Angeles-based musician and activist Madame Gandhi uses her voice, music, and written work to empower her audiences to be their best and authentic selves.

    Feminism
  2. Art
    Painting by Kelly Anona Kerrigan
  3. Five Poems by Liza Flum

    “One girl on Lexington
    squints down the block, wearing
    red lipstick and a WAR IS OVER
    T-shirt, OVER tucked under her belt.”
     
    Read a set of five poems by Liza Flum at Heavy Feather Review.

    Poetry
  4. paulmakesart

    An online gallery by artist Paul Ayres, showcasing drawings and paintings, portraiture of celebrities and notable people, and a style that experiments with lines and digital art.

    Art
  5. Dear Adoption, I Just Want to be Heard

    “I can be happy with the life I’ve been given and mourn the life that was taken away.” At Dear Adoption, a South Korean adoptee blogs anonymously about the need to explore their heritage.

    Family
  6. “We see this all the time in ‘allies’ in Indian Country — folks who may have entered into communities or organizing in a good way, but then take the label of ally as a check mark, rather than something they have to continually work at.”

    Commentary
  7. After The Fall

    “We’re lucky. Those who face outwards have a permanent reminder of the desolation beyond the city and get regular jumpers past their balconies. People don’t jump on our side.” Dive into dystopian flash fiction from Ben at Just Punch the Clock.

    Fiction
  8. Barbara Jane Reyes

    “I believe when a Pinay writes, and she is the subject of her own narratives, then she is subverting those master narratives which have figured her as a voiceless and passive object.” Filipina author, poet, and professor Barbara Jane Reyes blogs about literature, poetry, politics, and more.

    Authors
  9. “We Are Protectors”: Writers, Artists, and Photographers on Water

    A selection of images and words in celebration of World Water Day.

    Environment
    Photo by Rebecca Cleal
  10. Art
    Comic by Sarah Laing
  11. Falling in Love with Words: The Secret Life of a Lexicographer

    In the first chapter of her new book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and Harmless Drudgery blogger Kory Stamper describes how she fell in love with words and offers a peek into the world of writing dictionaries.

    Authors
  12. When life gives you hospital beds, find your inner balconies

    “When life gives you / hospital beds, / turn those / sunlit windows / into your / inner balconies / instead.”
     
    Christy Bharath meditates on life in India, post-surgery.

    Animals
  13. What is Happiness?

    From a poem by Samuel Sadler at The Violet City:
     
    “What is happiness?
    My happiness comes in little poems,
    Like the eye of the hurricane:
    The moment of rest after one chaotic lifetime
    And the next.”

    Poetry
  14. CMOS Shop Talk

    At the Shop Talk blog, the editors and staff of the Chicago Manual of Style bring clarity, education, and amusement to anyone who works with words.

    Education
  15. Taking a Trip Through Love Canal: The Residuum

    “That’s where we are at. As a society, our bodies and minds are in such a poor condition that we cannot touch our proverbial toes—we cannot control ourselves, yet we want to control something outside of ourselves.” Jack Caseros on environmental contamination, not climate change, as our most pressing environmental issue.

    Commentary