On Feeling Pretty

There are certain states, certain complex, or elaborate, sensual and emotional experiences, that consistently elude description. It is as if these experiences, no matter how significant, are destined from their inception to remain feelings—to stay tucked beneath the veil of consciousness, with certain qualities rising, occasionally, to the surface where they spark a vague sense … Continue reading On Feeling Pretty

On the Feminine Experience

About a month ago, I asserted that my current attempts to “make meaning” would necessitate a re-ordering of my interests, goals, and desires. I now believe that wasn’t quite correct. The further along I guide myself through this exercise in making something impactful and imprintable out of my life, the less I view the process … Continue reading On the Feminine Experience

On the Art of Femininity

I believe there is no more influential factor in forging a creative life, for women, than harnessing the power of femininity. In fact, it rankles me whenever I hear femininity dismissed as “absence” or “ornament” (especially when women do it) because I think it represents a fundamental misunderstanding of how to utilize the power of our feminine traits. If we look … Continue reading On the Art of Femininity