Monthly Archives: April 2013

Speaking Up About Consent & Helping Others Heal

Tweet   Today is your last chance to donate to Speak4RAINN!! Thank you all so much for the donations and support, and for your part in continuing the conversation about how we need to teach our children about consent so that they might be made safer from being hurt by or committing sexual assault. Thank […]
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Me & My Chainsaw

Tweet A couple of weeks ago I tweeted something to the effect that I’d love to see a PSA of a couple making out, then one pushes the sexual boundaries not respecting the partner’s wishes, and that partner whips out a chainsaw to prevent being sexual assaulted. Graphic? Perhaps. But sexual violence is graphic and […]
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On Changing the World

Tweet     When I was a newspaper reporter my editors yelled at me constantly for burying the lead. So here it is: Our RAINN fundraiser has already exceeded its goal!!!!   As I write this, the total stands at $22,315! Most of those donations have been $10 often given by students or newly graduated […]
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Writer Goodies and Gifts!!

Tweet   As I write this we have nine days left in the Speak4RAINN fundraiser and roughly $7500 to raise in order to meet the goal… and help a lot of sexual assault victims. I would love to see us blast through the goal of $20,000 and help even more people. The overwhelming response to […]
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Life’s Marathon

Tweet After the Boston attack yesterday, I didn’t promote the Speak4RAINN campaign. I also turned down a speaking gig last night because the timing felt disrespectful. This morning the world is back to business, it seems, except for those most directly affected. This is reality, I know. But it makes me sad. I’m stuck between […]
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I Forgot To Share Some Great News!

Tweet   Remember the manuscript critique we were auctioning off last week to raise money for victims of sexual assault in the Speak4RAINN campaign?¬† The winning bid was a whopping $3750!!!! Thanks to everyone who bid and who spread the news about the auction! We have 16 days left and need to raise about $11,000 […]
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Another Hard Thing About Being A Parent, Part 1

Tweet     It is hard being a parent. Wicked hard. Exhausting, terrifying, mind-numbing, expensive, and occasionally soul-crushing. It is also a little bit more awesome than it is hard, which is why the human race did not die out several millennia ago. Brace yourself. It just got harder. I am looking at you, my […]
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MUSIC = LIFE!

Tweet       This is my favorite flashmob video ever. It makes me dance and cry every time I watch it. Did you see the babies and little kids? See the smiles on their parents’ faces? Music=Life. I want everyone to be able to laugh like that. To dance. To smile with friends and […]
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Critique Auction ending soon – time to bid!

Tweet   Breaking into publishing today is harder than getting an advanced degree in neurology. Back in the old days, a writer would submit a novel and, if the editor saw potential, she’d work with the writer thru several drafts until it was good enough to be published. That doesn’t happen anymore. Sadly. The big […]
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Happy Birthday Kristen Stewart! And Thanks!

Tweet     Happy Birthday, Kristen Stewart!! Celebrate¬†Kristen’s birthday by making a $10 donation in her honor to RAINN.   When she was only 13 years old Kristen, played Melinda in the Showtime/Lifetime film version of SPEAK. Here’s the movie trailer. Say Happy Birthday To Kristen by making a $10 donation in her honor to […]
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