It’s possible I got published because I liked somebody’s hat.
Let me back up a little.
I was 23 when I unexpectedly found myself in Palestine. Two years later, when I…
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Kendra Bonnett, a partner at Women's Memoirs, is guest editor this week on She Writes.
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For the past twenty years, I have shared one of my favorite guides, Life’s Little Instruction Book, as part of my New Year’s Eve celebration. The book is made up of tips and advice…Blog 10 Tips to a Happier 2012 20 Likes 10 Reasons Not to Discuss Child Sexual Abuse
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