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Melanie Coffee left a comment for Tara Davidson
"Hey lady! How are you doing? I haven't been on here in awhile, I see the same has happened with you. Crazy how busy life makes us, right? Anyway, I'm just writing this to poke you to come back on here and enjoy the great writing in this…"
May 16
Melanie Coffee posted a blog post

Living in Portlandia: What It's Like

Portland. Portlandia. The Rose City. Mecca for foodies and green-living gurus. I’ve been here for nine months now and a lot of my friends back home have asked me what life is like here.Portland is a destination city for many. They’re drawn to the Pacific Northwest for its nature, lifestyle, world-renown food, sustainable living and the local arts and entertainment. In fact, …See More
May 16
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"Diving back into the She Writes community after being gone way too long."
May 16
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Telling My Story for One Billion Rising's call to end violence against women and girls

I remember the moment he slapped me. If I listen hard enough, I can still hear the ringing in my ears. We both just stared at each other, shocked that he’d actually hit me.I’d never been hit before. I was never in any teenage catfights, nor school yard tussles at recess. Come to think of it, the last time I’d gotten hit was as a boundary-pushing kid and it came in the form of a spanking from my dad.But here he was,…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Melanie Coffee replied to the discussion 'ONE BILLION RISING'
"You're right and that's why I spoke up. Who knows who my story could touch. :)"
Feb 14, 2013
Melanie Coffee replied to the discussion 'ONE BILLION RISING'
"OK, so here's my post on this. It was easy to write, but hard to share. I had to hit publish before I lost my nerve. Now I've got that sick feeling inside, like what did I just do? http://bit.ly/XC4xb8"
Feb 13, 2013
Melanie Coffee replied to the discussion 'ONE BILLION RISING'
"Hi Jess! :) "
Feb 13, 2013
Melanie Coffee posted a status
"Securing my thick skin as the responses to my post on Huffington Post get a little.... disturbing."
Dec 6, 2011
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Nov 22, 2011
Melanie Coffee posted a status
"Trying to get some writing done as I have two pieces I need to finish before Thanksgiving."
Nov 22, 2011
Melanie Coffee posted a status
"Trying to navigate my way around She Writes to connect with new people."
Nov 20, 2011
Jill Starishevsky left a comment for Melanie Coffee
"Hi Melanie, Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.   Jill Starishevsky Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sex Abuse Prevention…"
Nov 20, 2011
Monica Medina left a comment for Melanie Coffee
"Welcome to She Writes!  You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. A great way to get involved is with our Groups. Also, you can follow @shewritesdotcom and me, @monicastangled, on Twitter.…"
Nov 20, 2011
Melanie Coffee is now a member of She Writes
Nov 20, 2011

Profile Information

Who I am:
I am a journalist based in Chicago. I was an editor for The Associated Press, assigning and editing in-depth stories for 14 states. Besides reporting in Chicago, I have also worked as a reporter in the AP’s bureaus in St. Louis and Kansas City, covering social issues, education, business, health and politics. I've led several editing, media-pitching and diversity workshops, and blog about life and its colorful peculiarities at http://sheswrite.net.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://sheswrite.net/

@sheswrite
My writing is:
Fiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Editing
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Melanie Coffee's Blog

Living in Portlandia: What It's Like

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:26am 0 Comments

Portland. Portlandia. The Rose City. Mecca for foodies and green-living gurus. I’ve been here for nine months now and a lot of my friends back home have asked me what life is like here.

Portland-Sign2 Portland is a destination city for many. They’re drawn to the Pacific Northwest for its nature, lifestyle, world-renown food, sustainable living and the local arts and entertainment. In fact, …

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Telling My Story for One Billion Rising's call to end violence against women and girls

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 10:38am 0 Comments

I remember the moment he slapped me. If I listen hard enough, I can still hear the ringing in my ears. We both just stared at each other, shocked that he’d actually hit me.

I’d never been hit before. I was never in any teenage catfights, nor school yard tussles at recess. Come to think of it, the last time I’d gotten hit was as a boundary-pushing kid and it came in the form of a spanking from my…

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At 8:42am on November 20, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Melanie, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists (Struggling or Not).

Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize

At 8:04am on November 20, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Melanie,

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sex Abuse Prevention Book

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

 

Facebook Fanpages:

My Body Belongs to Me

The Poem Lady

LinkedIn Group: Child Safety Network - Come Join Us!

 

At 12:17am on November 20, 2011, Misty Chavis Rosenfeld said…

Welcome aboard = glad to have you -You'll enjoy our little group

At 12:13am on November 20, 2011, Monica Medina said…

Welcome to She Writes! 

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. A great way to get involved is with our Groups. Also, you can follow @shewritesdotcom and me, @monicastangled, on Twitter.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Monica Medina

She Writes Volunteer Coordinator

 

www.monicastangledweb.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-medina

 
 
 

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