June is pride month. This year I decided to post a PRIDE picture to Instagram each day of the month. I thought it would be a fun way to get people to think about our community. What I didn't count on was how much I would learn about our history. I knew this year marked… Continue reading PRIDE 2019: What I didn’t know
I love it when I find another local author. This week it is my pleasure to interview Evan Williams, a fellow North Carolinian writing from the Asheville area. Hi Evan. I read that you entered your first writing competition in sixth grade and won second place. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and… Continue reading Ripples author,Evan Williams
In 1977 I fell in love. I was 14. Typical childhood right of passage. Except I am a societally defined woman, and so is she. I remember thinking that I wanted to marry her. Hell, I would have even done the dishes for her. (Those of you who have read Rubyfruit Jungle will likely get… Continue reading Peace and Pride from the Nitty-Gritty Writer’s own “Rubyfruit Jungle”
"Mimi, is that weird?" "Is what weird, Lil?" Her grandma stopped typing on her phone and looked up. "That." I pointed toward her feet with a soap-bubble-filled finger. She was leaning against the sink, keeping me company as I washed. To me, it was obvious. "Standing. You know. Aren't you afraid of falling? It's just… Continue reading #OwnVoices: Is it my story to tell?