Category Archives: community

Vulnerability and Intimacy

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They always seemed to be an exercise in failure. I pick one word to guide my decisions in the coming year and to see how that word shows up in my life. I … Continue reading

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“Third Places”

Have you ever heard someone talking about “third place” in a context that has nothing to  do with competition? I’ve heard the phrase and sort of gathered the implied meaning, but the origin is from a book called The Great … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide for Someone Suffering a Melancholy Christmas

I thought I’d try something different tonight. The Mighty writing challenges for the month of December came today, and I decided to write for those of us who are living with depression this holiday season. Even if we can’t pretend … Continue reading

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Meet Alternate Roots

I had forgotten about Alternate ROOTS for a while, but they definitely deserve a mention in the world of disability and creativity in the Southern United States. Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted … Continue reading

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My Heart Bleeds for Beauty and Justice

The Bleeding Heart Art Space lives and breathes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It came to life after I left Edmonton in 2011. Somehow I happened upon it a while ago, and I’m just in love with the idea. We have … Continue reading

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Being a Good “Literary Citizen”

I had never thought of literary citizenship as a “thing” before, until my friend Andi Cumbo-Floyd mentioned it on her Facebook page for her small business called Andilit a couple of months ago. For some reason today, it’s been floating … Continue reading

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The Art of Activism

I love my friend Patti Digh. She is someone who knows how to put feet on her beliefs and put them into action, as well as being able to tell stories of her life in a way that makes a … Continue reading

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