Diving into Adrienne Rich: A Group Read

After a post here about writer Adrienne Rich’s recent passing, several of you expressed an interest in reading more of her work. I thought we might do that collectively by reading one of her earlier and most noted works, Diving into the Wreck. Will you join us? I came to explore the wreck. The words […]

The Courage to Be Different

ADRIENNE RICH, May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012 Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you… I was just introduced to Adrienne Rich two weeks ago — while searching for a way to honor International Women’s Day here on Random Acts of Writing. But her words, […]

I have an inward treasure born with me…

FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY “Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you…it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It […]