Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: Marvelous photos of a book event, where I was joined by fellow Tall Poppy Writers Kristy Woodson Harvey and Susan Bishop Crispell.
:: “Make time for your writing!” everyone says. “Prioritize yourself!” Oh sure, I’ll get right on that.
:: When I see the vultures in our neighborhood, I don’t think of death or scary things. I think of change.
:: Three years ago, I wrote a column for a magazine about hiding my psychiatric disability because I feared for my job in higher education.
:: Our gun problem is not a mental health problem. … Scapegoating works when a group is small and already vulnerable. People with major mental illnesses make up a small portion of our population, and they are among our most vulnerable.
:: “A poignant and layered narrative about the universal desire for something so elusive—a safe place to fall.”
:: Molten Dusk, and the rest of the series, gives readers a story about a girl accepting who she is meant to be, holding tight to her closest friendship in the toughest of times, and accepting love even though it terrifies her.
:: In this case, the professor wasn’t fired because of reverse racism. She was fired because of plain old regular racism.
:: Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you: Please leave a book review.
:: Having a disability is not only about the outward signs of disability that an actor portrays on film. It’s about the life-long experiences, the pains and the joys, that living with disability brings.
:: When the FCC Chair mouths off about his duty to enforce rules when discussing speech offensive to his own political party, his words have a chilling effect on speech.
:: Overworking your contingent faculty is nothing to brag about, Kentucky.