It’s Not A Hobby

Why I make pictures. I’ve been making pictures longer than just about anything else.   I started drawing before I could read or write.   I could spend hours at the dining room table, with a pile of scrap paper and a box of crayons, laboring to render a cat, a daffodil, a tree, a […]

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My Other Life

Sometimes, I do other stuff besides write and draw for this blog.  Or work.  Or clean the house. Sometimes I make Art-with-a-capital-A.  I show it in galleries, I win the occasional award, I stand around at art shows drinking wine and eating sushi and stuff.  Before I get to the sushi, I have to create […]

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Daring To Be Powerful

Back when I was a young feminist, a nascent poet/writer/editor, a poetry performer long before such events were called slams, one of the women I admired hugely was Audre Lorde.  Her collection of essays, Sister Outsider, became one of my favorite references and touchstones.  Living in Boston, I had the great joy and privilege of […]

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Just Call Me MA’AM

This post is dedicated to all the bravely snarky, tell-it-like-it-is breast cancer bloggers out there, and especially to my Sherpa Girls — and you know who you are — some of whom I was lucky enough to meet in person at the recent NBCC Advocacy Training Conference in Washington, D.C.  I would love someday to […]

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