Best of The Writing Life

May 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm Leave a comment

The writer in me writes

The writer in me writes

What she writes

What she writes

Here are some of the favorite posts in the last two years regarding writing and the writing life. 

Q&A shares common questions and answers about Hijas Americanas. 

Write Like Your Mother is Dead— advice from my grad school advisor. 

What’s Your Word talks about focusing in. 

Why do we stay? is an essay on toxic relationships. 

From the vault- a few more questions and answers about Hijas Americanas. 

Conquering Resistance- a look at poisonous self-sabotage, especially when it comes to creativity.

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What does it mean to be beautiful in America? For years, pop culture has insisted that beautiful women are tall, thin, and blonde. So what do you do if your mirror reflects olive skin, raven hair, and a short build? Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina offers a provocative account of the struggles and triumphs of Latina forced to reconcile these conflicting realities. Rosie Molinary combines her own experience with the voices of hundreds of Latinas who grew up in the US navigating issues of gender, image, and sexuality. This empathetic ethnography exemplifies the ways in which our experiences are both profoundly individualistic and comfortingly universal.
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