Reblog: The Tree: An Earth Memoir

  Image: Cottonwood by Jon Hurd. Some rights reserved. The cottonwood tree’s roots are numerous, and its branches are wide, stretching over the expanse of our yard. The combination of root and branch are such that our backyard is never very sunny, nor does it grow much grass. The tree is the largest in our Chicago…... Continue Reading →

Reblog: The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir

  Image credit: Mermaid by Ryan McCullah. Some rights reserved. The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. Read more at The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir — Amoret BriarRose

Reblog: The Blaze: A Fire Memoir

  Image: Bonfire by Dheeraj Dwivedi. Some rights reserved. "Fire is a hungry witness, and demands more of me than easy words and misery without accountability." Read more at The Blaze: A Fire Memoir — Amoret BriarRose

Reblog: The Wind: An Air Memoir

  Image: Windy by Garry Knight. Some rights reserved. "It is October, and I am taking her for a constitutional in our new neighborhood one morning when I notice how powerful the wind has become – this autumn the air is especially wild. I am buffeted about by strong, cold gusts as I walk the... Continue Reading →

Rise. Resist. Rise. Resist. Rise. Resist.

Are you marching?

Disability March

I am joining the march because I believe all of our voices should be heard. I am marching because I stand with those that believe that kindness and equality are the warp and weft of a just world. To borrow words from the movie V for Vendetta, it is time to “remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words; they are perspectives.”

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-6-48-42-pm A woman in three-quarters profile with a shaved side of her head and blond hair on top, glasses, and earrings down the outside of one ear.

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