A Word from the Editor

We are blown away by the reception Issue 1.1 received. Over the last week, Issue 1.1 has been viewed over 1,700 times by readers in nine different countries . . . the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Haiti, Australia, and New Zealand. What a wonderful experience it’s been to launch our journal into the world.

This week, we’re thrilled to introduce our readers to three new authors in Issue 1.2. Sara Chansarkar’s personal essay, “My Mother Becomes a Person,” beautifully portrays her mother’s sacrificial love for her daughters. Drema Drudge’s short fiction piece, “I Win Things,” takes us to the brink of hopelessness and yet manages to end on a hopeful note. Tahji Mumford’s poem, “Ode to the Ladies of the Teen Living Program,” is a moving glimpse of a group of disadvantaged young women through the eyes of a woman who loves them.

 We hope you will enjoy these three pieces and will connect with the authors on social media and at their various online homes. As we connect with each other, we believe we will realize that we are all connected by the common thread of womanhood, and, in spite of our different lives, situations, generations, and all other dividing lines . . .  the more things change, the more they stay the same!

Sincerely,

Rachel Holbrook

Editor at the Same

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