A Chorus of Strong Women

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“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” –Audre Lorde I went through a horrible divorce. Horrible. It was my […]

More Than We Think We Are

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When I was a kid, I wanted to grow into the kind of person who would stop and look into the dark eyes of the clerk at the corner store and wish him a good morning – sincerely. Yes, he was a racial minority and yes, my fears spoke up to remind me that he […]

Keep The Earth Below My Feet

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We met at the ungodly hour of 7:30 in the morning. The class was Biology. I was all of 19 years old and every bit as perky as you’re guessing. It was my second year of college, but I was in a new place, having transferred to an alternative campus in Maryland, far away from […]

‘Tis the Season of Joy

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By Christine Sine | Twitter @christinesine ‘Tis the season of joy, or is it? As we move towards Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s coming, most of us are anything but joyful. One of my friends told me recently that she hates Christmas because she always eats too much, spends too much and commits to too […]

Walking On Water

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I was digging up potatoes from the garden, dirt under my nails, sweating under the summer sun. Florence, my baby, was napping, and I was enjoying the glory of my garden. It was planted a couple of weeks after her birth, somehow, with aching pelvic bones and swollen feet. It had the most abundant harvest […]