Sewing is something I've been drawn to since I was little, when my mom often sewed clothing and Halloween costumes for my sister and me, and even for our dolls. I was always in awe (and still am) of her patience, creativity, and polish as a seamstress, and in hindsight I wish I had been … Continue reading #100dayproject + Sewing
Photo of Green String Farm byLyle Poulin A few years after finishing my undergraduate degree in creative writing, I apprenticed and worked on small farms, inspired in part by the writing of Wendell Berry. In an interview in one of my favorite magazines at the time, The Sun, Berry had spoken persuasively about the importance … Continue reading Health and Other Worthwhile Things: On The Ecology of Care by Didi Pershouse
Inspired by Los Angeles poet Haryette Mullen and her book Urban Tumbleweed, today a group of students and I took a tanka walk around the Metropolitan Learning Center building in NW Portland.
In the wake of the terrifying news about 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, I'm reflecting on education and freedom. I'm a teacher and a writer. I have two degrees, and I co-own a small business with my husband. I can choose to have children, vote, go to college-- or not. I am a woman who drives and shops and … Continue reading I Am Malala