If you don’t have a post you think fits (but really, what doesn’t?) then I challenge you to put together words or images that you believe tell who you are right now or who you have been at any point in your life. Maybe even who you are trying to be. Maybe it’s just five minutes of your day. You could share a quote that affected you, a book you love, a movie you hate, the hairstyle you want, the beauty product you can’t live without, your farm, your faith, your family. You can also link up a friend who puts their life on the page in some manner.
We are building more than a social network here. We are building a community. I look forward to being linked with you next Friday!
Below you will find Fiction, nonfiction, photography and humor. You will also find pain and beauty; all parts of life.
@UlaWrites shared her May #1000Speak connection post. “Since age 15 (probably younger), I felt unworthy, disconnected, and alone.“
@prnancarrow went home to take care of her parents. This is a beautiful piece on decline and loss.
@allisonmaruska googly-eyed her kitchen for the amusement of her kids and it is adorable (told in pictures).
@ShareenM shared an open letter to a mother who needs to get her act together (it’s a pretty spectacular rant) and a found poem called “Immediate Potential.” She also linked up one of @UlaWrites’ poems that she found resonant and beautiful.
@cunninghamb103 wrote about re-rooting and a gift he received from his wife that brought home to him.
@Icarus_Flew linked a story about an incredibly strange nighttime encounter loosely based on reality.
@Ruebi_LHB had a spitting conversation with her thyroid in a follow-up to a previous #LinkYourLife share.
@KarrieHiggins discovered a new meaning of “life sentence.”
@rksteg shared on asking for what you need and not getting it.
@campfiresally won a contest! See her winning piece, “Exit Here,” on Work Stew.
@aaminahshakur had two hard-hitting bylines this week. The first exposes health (care) disparities of the indigenous woman. The second looks at the AWP16 understated decision to place and subsequently remove Vanessa Place from the panel based on her racially insensitive Twitter project.
I’ll see you next week. In the meantime, if you come across a post you think would be great for #LinkYourLife, give the poster a heads up about the hashtag so they can tune in on Friday.