“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“We Are Protectors”: Writers, Artists, and Photographers on Water
A selection of images and words in celebration of World Water Day.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Not to be fed after midnight.Filter