Madwomen in the Attic is going to be partnering with Herstory Training Institute and the College Consortium and the Coalition for Community Writing in the spring to offer writing workshops, but in the meantime, we would like to invite you to learn about our partnership with Herstory and the CCCW by joining us for a Saturday afternoon literary exploration of the potency of madness through memoir.Continue reading “Magic, Meaning, and Madness: Reclaiming Our Power”
and smokin weed
we gon be broke forever
we want that
it scares them Continue reading “Nina Marin”
My Choice Not to Choose Then
“You and Tyra are more than friends, aren’t you?” My mother sat at the opposite end of the table. Continue reading “D’Lisa Darluz”
Sell a bit
If You are reading this it is because I have
and for that
I am not sorry Continue reading “N/A OPARAH”
There is a difference between a ‘fabricative realist’ (one who invents a reality for the purpose of manipulating or holding control over another) and a ‘deluded realist’ (one who believes in the reality that a person with more power convinces them to believe).
Neither fabricative realism nor deluded realism is realist realism: it is a situational realism that forms between two parties in a relationship that is built on a significant power differential, a power differential primarily based on access to information.
A perfect example of this might be found in the traditional therapist-client relationship. Continue reading “The Therapist and The Two Realities of Power”
Ashes To The East
Francine Bankowski handed the neatly wrapped bundles of cloth to the woman before her—her slender, icy hands trembling—noting her customer’s look of distaste when they touched.
I’m cold and tired, not filthy, Continue reading “Lisa Carter”
be beside yourself,
as your petal becomes a garlic skin skeleton,
stay near yourself so you do not
turn to nothing. Continue reading “Viv”