Moore was five…when her family was forced to evacuate Monrovia, walking for three weeks, until they reached a village near the Sierra Leone border.
Category: May-June 2020
REVIEW: Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon
Everything on the cover Vernon’s memoir screams confident, proud, fearless… the image fits her so well that it would be easy to think she’d always been this way…
REVIEW: What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She by Dennis Baron
The lack of a gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun in English has been debated for centuries…
REVIEW: Man in the (Rearview) Mirror by LaRue Cook
The essays span the experience of what you’d expect from an Uber driver: the drunk passengers, teenage moviegoers, and travelers returning home from the airport…
REVIEW: Don’t Go Crazy Without Me by Deborah Lott
At some point in our growing up, we begin to untangle our identities from those of the adults around us…
WRITING LIFE: Finishing Proud by E. Dolores Johnson
I felt like quitting, but black and brown writers had warned me to expect white people not to get it.
Interview: Sejal Shah, Author of This Is One Way to Dance
I spoke with Sejal Shah while we were both on home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic about her essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance.
CRAFT: How to Revise and Share Writing About Trauma in a Safe(r) Way by Yolande House
I’ve developed some guidelines to help you revise and share drafts of deeply personal writing with others in a safer way.
In My Garden by Megan Verwelst
In my garden there is the oregano plant they gave you at dialysis. The catnip seeds we planted and forgot about…
Fog Effects by Ann Beman
As I paddle, our canoe glides through the water. I feel rather than see this motion, because a thick morning fog envelops us…