Writing for liberation exercise: go further than you can go

Have you ever noticed that when you write that first get-it-off-your-chest draft of a poem or story, it's often the last bit that has the gems in it? When we first start writing, we're often not sure where we want to take something, or what it is exactly that we're trying to say, but the... Continue Reading →

Excerpt: The Butterfly Prison

The first pages of the Butterfly Prison: Who made the story rules? Once, stories had been an oral tradition, a way to teach. Then they were stolen, canned, and sold. But now and then people tried to reclaim stories. They told them in order to redefine corrupted ideas and to name injustice. They broke the... Continue Reading →

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