How I lost my creativity

When I was in design school, I had a 20 minute walk from my apartment on the Lower East Side to class. In that…

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On Marrying An Actor: Can Two Actors Make It Work?

“Oh, I make it a rule not to date other actors.” I’ve heard this blanket statement time after time from fellow performers. And while…

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You Don’t Look Like a Graphic Designer: Have I Become “Just a Mum”?

Mothers judging other mothers. It happens, and is possibly an unavoidable part of parenthood. It’s so easy to say ‘who cares what they think’…

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A Pumphouse of One’s Own: Why Space is Still Critical for Creativity

In graduate school, when I left the man I was engaged to but not in love with I moved into a dark little house…

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You In Our Bed: The Evolution of the Marital Bed, from Pre- to Post-children

Tonight, like last night, husband tempted by the couch’s quiet: that plush other woman, slightly concave in the middle like my body once was,…

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Mother versus Writer: A Tug of War

The place where motherhood and creativity intersect is a precarious one. I say this—two books, a magazine, and three children later. When I first…

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A Mother Who Is a Playwright / A Playwright Who Is a Mother

By Jennifer Berry The two most empowering choices I ever made were choosing to be an artist and a mother. Against all odds and by…

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My Human: A Visual Poem

Lauren Haldeman is the author of the poetry collection Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014) which was a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Award. Her…

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Like Grandmother like Granddaughter

“Jessamine was sort of a Renaissance woman on the range,” Tempe Javitz says of her late grandmother. “Nowadays many are run totally by women…

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Are You Suffering From Monetization Exhaustion?

A few years ago, I hit a big wall in my music career. Looking back, I think it was “monetization exhaustion.” Don’t get me…

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