On this US election day, I’d like to share Voting Day, a beautiful story filled with hope and acts of kindness that inspire me. It is told by Juliette Holmes from my hometown of Savannah, GA on The Moth storytelling stage. Continue reading Voting Day – a true story from Juliette Holmes on The Moth
Last year, I stuffed my prompt box with words that would put me in the world I want to be in: on a boat in the Caribbean. I was (and still am) learning how to sail, and I filled my prompt box with sailing terms to help me inhabit that world. These are the prompts … Continue reading Should a story called “Squall” include a squall?
Unlike my naive belief growing up that use of racial slurs by White people was a litmus test for racism, I’m realizing embarrassingly late in life that racism goes far deeper than using the n-word or showing blatant racist disdain for Black people. Our entire country, every system, every sector, is built on a structure … Continue reading Unlearning Racism
She woke in the cool cabin of the boat. It was dark but with a touch of blue light that hinted more was on its way. She shifted next to her husband and heard the creak of the mooring ropes as the boat shifted under her motion. Water gurgled against the hull. She sat up … Continue reading Horizon
I’m reading a book right now called Secrets of Six-Figure Women, which lays out the mindsets and behaviors of women who succeed in earning at a higher level than many of us allow ourselves to believe is possible. As I read, the intention to earn six figures is at the forefront of my mind as a … Continue reading Getting out of my own way
I once loved trinkets: tiny buddhas, smooth stones, small figurines that required dusting when we were settled, and careful packaging when we were on the move. In my suitcase, I pack too many shoes. Along with three or four too-many pairs of shoes (slippers, flats, sandals, running shoes, ankle boots, casual sneakers), I fill half the luggage … Continue reading Minimizing