Listen to Your Mother: Portland Cast

I’m beside myself with joy to be part of the cast for Portland, OR’s Listen to Your Mother show! If you’re in the area, get tickets here. I went to the show last year and was bowled over by the talented storytellers on the stage. I laughed. I cried. I may have even sobbed. It […]

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Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Inspired at BlogHer14

BlogHer14 Was A Blast!! I went to BlogHer14 not really knowing anybody and a little nervous about whether I’d fit in. The whole experience was an exercise in trusting my gut, reaching out, making friends, and building connections. I left rejuvenated and doubly committed to making blogging an essential part of my life. I have SO MUCH […]

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BlogHer Voices of the Year

Just checked my email and found this little gem Congratulations!  You are being honored as a 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year for the following post: “When You Were My Age“  And I’m a wee bit excited… When You Were My Age is about my dad, who I miss dearly, but has made me into the woman […]

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Call for Submissions: I Am Subject/ Women Writers

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Are You the Subject of Your Own Life? Here’s an interesting writing project that a friend alerted me to: #IAmSubject The Call for Submissions from published author Diane DeBella is seeking essays up to 1250 words for an Anthology. Women often lose their sense of self to external roles, expectations, and objectifications. Many times, we don’t even […]

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