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Stripper Talk: Burlesque Advice for Newbies

Originally posted on Living in a Glitter Wonderland!:
So you want to join the burlesque ranks of the best and the brightest? Sounds groovy, but you need to work to get some work! Working hard at this art form is what you need to stick out in the community- a community saturated with fledgling as…

2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced!

Originally posted on Rebecca Roanhorse:
And I’m one of them!! My short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM” was nominated for Nebula. I am still in shock that SWFA peeps even know I exist, so this is beyond cool. Thank you all who voted. The full list of nominees is here: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced/

Once again…with feeling

Originally posted on Some Connectedness:
I was finishing up a day of sightseeing in Florence that included wandering around Oltrarno but also the complete Duomo experience where I not only climbed up to the top of the Duomo but also Giotto’s tower so I could see it from above, over 400 stairs high each. After…

What being a Fulbrighter taught me

Originally posted on Mademoiselle Mpala:
Four years ago, was the first time I travelled to the USA with a Fulbright scholarship. I had just graduated from high school and was very enthusiastic about the path that laid ahead of me. It was also the first time I gained confidence in myself and my abilities because…

“Hello! My Name Is …”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
People love talking about their work. I remember when Dr. Samantha Christiansen told me that. As usual, she was right. During my doctoral program, I have hunted e-mail addresses for people whose work I admire. With Google’s assistance in locating people through various means (publishers, social media accounts, faculty…

“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
Earlier this week, I witnessed a digital public lynching. A nasty Facebook post – including information that was misunderstood and/or taken way out of context – started an avalanche of hatred, false allegations, threats, profanity, and abuse unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my 20+ years as a communicator. Want…

Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: The Medicine Wheel

Originally posted on A Tribe Called Beauty:
“The circle of the Medicine Wheel represents represents harmony with nature and with all our relatives. The earth turns in a circle, and the birds make their nests in circles; the Anishnaabe dance in a circle, and the four seasons of life: childhood, youth, middle age and elder…