I assume most of you don’t know the name Berthe Morisot—although she does appear in my book, The Road Not Taken, in a scene where she discusses her own invisibility in history. During Women’s History Month, I want to do my own part to make artists like her visible again.
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Celebrating Feminism for Women’s History Month
I want to spend the month thinking again about the future—and re-defining feminism so it can be meaningful.
Creating… and Waiting
All of us who write, act, dance—create!—are familiar with the labyrinth that opens up under our feet when a project is finished and sent out for response. Currently, that’s the space where I find myself: I am waiting for agents to read my new book.
Let’s Celebrate These Women During Black History Month—and Beyond
During Black History Month, I’m thinking of the fight for a more just future. But the past can be powerful, too—a reminder of the legacies that shape our lives.
About That “Last” Anniversary of Roe…
Happy Anniversary to Roe v Wade. (One that some experts warn could be the last.) I wonder if shouting that is an exercise in despair? Despair hidden as denials, guesses about how bad SCOTUS’s decision will be, despair that the current law in Texas allows no abortion even in cases of rape or incest? HowContinue reading “About That “Last” Anniversary of Roe…”
My New Year’s Resolution
I will write (more) feminist stories in 2022. That’s my resolution—and my part in the revolution.
‘Tis the Season: Five Books to Give to Your Feminist Friends
Here we are, comfortably situated between the end of Channukah and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Being with friends, eating, drinking and helping each other through the fact that the darkness comes over us at three in the afternoon this time of year means so much to me during the holidays—but this year, gatherings areContinue reading “‘Tis the Season: Five Books to Give to Your Feminist Friends”
Hanukkah, Humanity, and Our Power to Find Joy—and Fight for Progress
During this time in which we come together to remember what we have survived, and celebrate the light that never goes out inside all of us, I have been picturing a celebration, a coming together of us, that I know is worth saving, fighting for, striving for. As the children call up to their home in mid winter darkness, these humans get to see that our world is still powerful and full of joy and definitely capable of change…
The Questions I’m Asked—and Not Asked Enough—About Novel Writing
Because National Novel Writing Month is galloping on, here are some reflections from someone who has been there—and is now going back for her second round.
Something Novel: Let’s Talk About Writing Books
It’s National Novel Writing Month! And I’m reflecting on my own process—and answering questions from novelists-to-be—all month long.