Today’s post will be short. In it I want to feature Jennifer Weiner’s conversations about “Chick Lit,” “Women’s Fiction,” and women authors and their work that are spread across different media outlets.(more…)
I still have about half of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 left to read this week. But I’m still thinking about one particular passage from one particular piece included within its choir of voices, “Whipped for Lying with a Black Woman” by Ijeoma Oluo. This piece holds a passage that illustrates a part of Black History we so often willfully forget or purposefully neglect to remember: how racism was codified into the very laws of our nation since its very inception, as far back as 1630 when the colonies were still taking shape.(more…)
Today I’m considering two passages from one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, as I draft this week’s writing prompt: Write an Unbiased Essay on Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial.(more…)
Here are a few quotes about language and speaking I’m reflecting on as I complete this week’s writing prompt: Write Your Own Inaugural Address or Poem for 2021.
What are some speeches or advice about speeches that you’ve found inspiring or notable? What are some speeches or poems that you’ll never be able to forget?(more…)