Women Who Inspire: Erin Matson, Writer, Feminist Activist and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reproaction.org / 12-17-17 - Feminine Collective.com
This is the fourth installment of my ongoing series "Women Who Inspire" for Feminine Collective.com. As an ongoing series of interviews, it endeavors to tell inspirational stories of women from all walks of life.
Women Who Inspire: Jennifer Jordan, Founder of Aeroflow Breastpumps / 11-26-17 - Feminine Collective.com
This is the third installment of my ongoing series on Feminine Collective.com called "Women Who Inspire". As an ongoing series of interviews it endeavors to tell inspirational stories of women from all walks of life.
One of my poems about America in the Donald Trump era.
This is the second installment of my series on Feminine Collective called “Women Who Inspire.” As an ongoing series of interviews, it features women of all ages and from all walks of life and endeavors to highlight some of the creative and inspirational stories of their daily lives.
Women Who Inspire: Kate Torgersen, Founder, and CEO of Milk Stork / 08-27-17 Feminine Collective.com
This is the first installment of my series on Feminine Collective called “Women Who Inspire.” As an ongoing series of interviews, it features women from all walks of life and endeavors to tell the creative and inspirational stories of their daily lives.
One of my poems about American racism.
One of my love poems, one called " The Wonders Of You ".
One of my love poems, one called " What I Fear The Most" .
Sample from my piece about surviving the Trump era as it appeared on Good Men Project.com :
As I am writing this we are, as a nation, now well entrenched in the national nightmare and international embarrassment otherwise known as the presidency of Donald Trump, like many of us knew we would be. Soon after his election, I began writing down daily reminders of specific actions that I can do to help myself psychologically, spiritually and politically survive this most contentious of moments in American history. Out of these desperate scribblings, I have fashioned seven things that, I believe, will help me actively achieve these goals. I share them here with the reader with the hope that other like minded individuals will be encouraged and energized by practicing them as well.
Love Notes From Humanity: The Lust, Love & Loss Collection / January 2017 - Feminine Collective Media, Julie Anderson, editor
I have six poems in this wonderful anthology : " Morning Glory", "Promises In The Dark ", "The Revealing ", "Why Men Secretly Fear Women", "Dreams" and "Guilty Pleasures" .
Sample from my piece about surviving the Trump era :
Now is the time for all of us to recognize that in a very real sense, we, as the opposition to the current administration, have been tasked with redefining what being an American patriot means for this generation and for generations to come.
Donald Trump is an unscrupulous master of manipulation and misdirection, a political charlatan and a con man extraordinaire. His bigoted, sexist, nativist and amoral views are representative of the worst ideologies and periods of American history.
Simply by nature of deciding to resist Trump and his Republican lackeys and by backing our words with our actions, we are representing some of the best of what America is about:
Championing of individual freedoms.
Peaceful assembling and protesting by its citizens for a common cause.
The principle of equal protection under the law and the idea of equal opportunities for all of its citizens regardless of race, creed, religion, gender or sexual preference.
Our job as the new patriots is to stay motivated, hopeful and alert in the face of whatever is happening around us for our sake and our country’s sake. Our greatness as a country has never been based on one single man or woman or political leader, but on its citizens coming together to forge a common bond while holding onto a resilient belief in the promise that this country will always guarantee life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all of its people.
As we see this bond and promise threatened and tested like never before by Trump the destroyer, let us not shrink from the challenges but stand together as a model and shining example for future generations of how we can, in spite of our differences, come together to save our country.
One of my love poems :
Our Forever Flowers
fearsome orgasmic blooms
in a jealous world
of steely petals and stems
roots entwined with the
hopes of childhood sunbeams
miraculous and defiant
like the vivacious dreams
in your smile
beauty should never apologize
and our love baby
is flora in the midst of death
for the rest of
our collective breathes
One of my love poems :
When The Dark Days Come
we belong a
long way from here
the tragic mysteries of life
unfold in front of us
and upon us
leaving unmentionable secrets
and secret unmentionables
but when the dark days come
I will pour myself out
and meld with you
and bleed with you
give you refuge
from their judgmental voices
and rage with you
help you untangle yourself
from the barbed wires
of your past
and cry with you
nurse your wounds
and kiss your scars
and heal with you
take on your
heartbreaks as my own
and grieve with you
when the dark days come, honey
I will pinkie swear with you
that we will kick their f*ckin asses together
A sample from my Mother's Day tribute "A Love Letter to My Female Ancestors " as it appeared on Good Men Project.com :
On this Mother’s Day, I want to say thank you for giving life to the world through your bodies even as I realize that sometimes it was in the most harrowing of conditions and that some of you, sadly my precious ones, didn’t survive giving birth or its after effects. Without each and every one of you, I wouldn’t or couldn’t exist. Your love and compassion still reverberate, and your unfulfilled hopes and dreams live on inside of me.