This is the 21st century. Feminism is a requirement for all, that is, we expect that women can do whatever they choose in life, as long as they use creativity, reflection, critical thinking.The point…Continue
The price I paid for being a writer. Mary Ellen Latela firstname.lastname@example.org, @LatelaMaryContinue
My voice was silent at home or silenced. I was not thought to have anything worth saying. In my religious community, reading novels or writing poetry was considered frivolous and worldly. After five more years, I was bursting from my shell. It wasn’t delicate like a chick hatching from its egg. It was like an oozing, dripping wound, which never closed.
Then wrote every minute I could find. I even began to write about my feelings. After the children came, I decided to take up my…Continue
The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings
Mary E. Latela, December 10, 2015
“Since no amount of dead bodies seems enough to spur lawmakers to rein in access to guns, let’s focus on the living — the children gun violence leaves behind.” The Editorial Board, NYTimes, November 30, 2015
What a shocking headline, and an article that boldly points to the horrible trauma on the children left behind. They are among the survivors of gun violence that took away…Continue