This one means a lot to me. After years of being silenced, followed by many more years of silencing myself...I made the decision last summer to no longer be silent. And with the Roe decision last month, the volume was turned up yet again for me to stay the course.
So to silence, I'm once again committed to saying "No." Just, NO.
This past year has been hard--bearing my soul and "giving birth" to a new episode each month presented challenges I never imagined when i decided it was time to take the plunge into the world of podcasting. See, there was a reason I hadn't told before up until that point. Because I was terrified. Because there was a little girl still living inside of me who just knew she wouldn't be believed. Because there was still a part of me that believed I'd made it all up. Because society was hellbent on silencing me too.
Well game over bitches.
I spent an entire year telling. And it was hard. And NOW, I'm committed to joining forces with as many women as possible to Just. Keep. Telling.
To tell about the good stuff. The terrible stuff. The universal stuff.
This project invites women (cis and trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming) to tell their stories and have them witnessed through featured episodes of a podcast called: Full Spirals.
In these episodes we are telling women’s stories of healing, growing and learning in life–with a focus on how the arts facilitated or supported this growth. Another emphasis will be the process of how and when women found their voices and how they wish to use them now. With so many issues facing women today, and what feels like so few arenas for them to be heard, we desire to provide a space for women to be held, witnessed and affirmed
Because it's about more than being heard. It's about being BELIEVED.
As promised, here is a button to get you to Girls Rock Camp, Madison--as mentioned in Episode 8 ("Songbirds") of Full Spirals!
I'm sitting with my laptop on the couch, still trying to untangle physical knots that have been dogging me for months. Maybe even years? Seriously, what even is life without a stiff neck?
As a writer I've gotten used to my upper body being a mess. But today, TODAY...none of that matters. Today we launched this website. And today, I'll take the win!