Category Archives: feminism

Missing the Beauty

I subscribe to three different news feeds that specialize in media news so I can keep up with the latest media information for my media literacy class.  For weeks and weeks, a single story has dominated the headlines: the “gay … Continue reading

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Coed Demon Sluts: cover reveal #5

Omigod, you guys, I am so thrilled with this sketch for the cover of the final Coed Demon Slut novel that I have to share! My cover guy, Mark Collins of Mark C. Collins Illustrator, normally illustrates kid’s books, but he … Continue reading

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Preparing to March!

by Brenda W. Clough  I am an ageing hippie. But I am a gentle and ineffective one. I’ve never been to an outdoor music festival, nor done drugs, nor been on a protest march. So I approach the Women’s March … Continue reading

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The Tiptree Symposium

At the Tiptree party

“This is another lesson I take from Ursula: Sometimes if you don’t fit in the world, the world has to change.”  — Karen Joy Fowler Those words from Karen’s keynote speech at the 2016 Tiptree Symposium summed up my experience. … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel was published in 1985. It is appropriate however to review it today, in this first week of November 2016. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopia of a very specific sort. The … Continue reading

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Stepping Forward

The summer before my senior year in college I worked as a waitress. I’d spent the three previous summers as an au pair, and had worked in my college library during the school year, but this was, in some ways, … Continue reading

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Miss Holmes: a theatre review

Mandy Walsh as Dr. Watson handles her responsibilities with compassion but also with the clinical pragmatism of a scientist, an emotional woman only when she has leisure for that role, and a creature of action when called upon. Katie McLean Hainsworth as Holmes is a wonder of on-the-spectrum single-mindedness. I adored her wearing a hump and stitches as Igorina in Monstrous Regiment. Here, she is overwhelming, just a miracle. Continue reading

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Plot, counterplot and the uniqueness of story

  You hear all kinds of numbers for the plot lines available to authors — 27, 10, 7, 3, 2, 1. Personally, I believe that there are two basic plotlines, or possibly only one he “Someone leaves town/A stranger comes … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Everywoman

We women all have stories. Whether we tell them or minimize them or pretend they don’t exist, whether we apologize for the man or say nothing or file a lawsuit, we all have had someone say or do something that … Continue reading

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Hope and Change

Graphic Notes from COCAP

  I’ve been to a couple of events lately that gave me hope for the future. One was an all-day workshop called COCAP (for Community Capital) on the topic of “Radical Redistribution of Wealth Through Impact Investing,” held at my … Continue reading

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