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The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week!

@shelleydennis read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading!

The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #choctaw #writer #losangeles

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! @shelleydennis read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #choctaw  #writer  #losangeles

Executives from Dreamworks Animation, Disney Animation, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon discussed projects, diversity and breaking into animation in our NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION PANEL!

Thanks Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, and Cartoon Network for sponsoring the event!

Thanks to @khadijahiman20 for your great support!

Thanks to Bank of America for the great volunteers!  #nativewriters #animation #nativeamerican #losangeles

Executives from Dreamworks Animation, Disney Animation, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon discussed projects, diversity and breaking into animation in our NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION PANEL! Thanks Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, and Cartoon Network for sponsoring the event! Thanks to @khadijahiman20 for your great support! Thanks to Bank of America for the great volunteers!  #nativewriters  #animation  #nativeamerican  #losangeles

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week!

#nativewriter Micah Wright (Muskogee Creek)read the second draft of his script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! 
The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #muscogeecreeknation #writers

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week!  #nativewriter Micah Wright (Muskogee Creek)read the second draft of his script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #muscogeecreeknation  #writers

Currently listening to @tmariem83 talk about her memoir #heartberries at @orcasislandlitfest on #orcasisland .  I got to spend some time with #teresemariemailhot last night and talk about Indiana, Native books/authors, raising teens, book tours and more.  Here is the review I wrote about her book:

I feel completely inadequate in writing a review of something written from such a place of unique heart wrenching perspective, obsession, anguish and culture.  I think Sherman Alexie's intro and his own fumbling for enough exclamation points to endorse her writing kind of sums up my own response albeit his writing is succinct and to the point.  What a courageous book and maybe right here you have my early review.
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#heartberriesamemoir @catapult @counterpointpress #nativevoices #orcasislandlitfest #oilf2019 #oilf19 @shelf.awareness @doeboat @jakovitz #nativewriter #nativewriters #nativeauthors #nativeauthor #nativeamericanauthors #readingwomen #bipolarmemoir

Currently listening to @tmariem83 talk about her memoir  #heartberries at @orcasislandlitfest on  #orcasisland . I got to spend some time with  #teresemariemailhot last night and talk about Indiana, Native books/authors, raising teens, book tours and more. Here is the review I wrote about her book: I feel completely inadequate in writing a review of something written from such a place of unique heart wrenching perspective, obsession, anguish and culture. I think Sherman Alexie's intro and his own fumbling for enough exclamation points to endorse her writing kind of sums up my own response albeit his writing is succinct and to the point. What a courageous book and maybe right here you have my early review. * *  #heartberriesamemoir @catapult @counterpointpress  #nativevoices  #orcasislandlitfest  #oilf2019  #oilf19 @shelf.awareness @doeboat @jakovitz  #nativewriter  #nativewriters  #nativeauthors  #nativeauthor  #nativeamericanauthors  #readingwomen  #bipolarmemoir

2ND NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Deadline June 14th!
Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Turner! #nativewriters #writers#indigenouswriters #losangeles #featurefilm

2ND NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS Deadline June 14th! Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Turner!  #nativewriters  #writers #indigenouswriters  #losangeles  #featurefilm

New from #msupress & @elizabethlapensee: #sovereigntraces.
 This book was years in the making, delayed due to the press holding it for catalogue timing.  Excited to have contributed a piece amongst the list of talented people involved!

@chiefladybird @dale_deforest @shaunbeyale @pueblojones @kdrslaysthepatriarchy @reneenejo and many more. 
The theme: #LOVE

#anthology #comics #nativeartist #nativewriters #indigenous #representation #voices #msu #michigan

New from  #msupress & @elizabethlapensee:  #sovereigntraces. This book was years in the making, delayed due to the press holding it for catalogue timing. Excited to have contributed a piece amongst the list of talented people involved! @chiefladybird @dale_deforest @shaunbeyale @pueblojones @kdrslaysthepatriarchy @reneenejo and many more. The theme:  #LOVE  #anthology  #comics  #nativeartist  #nativewriters  #indigenous  #representation  #voices  #msu  #michigan

Native American Animation Panel - May 23rd 8pm.  Doors open at 7:30pm)
Sponsored by @dreamworksanimation @disneyanimation and @cartoonnetworkofficial 
Located at the Netflix Hollywood - No admission fee - RSVP at contact@laskinsfest.com  #animation #nativewriters #writers #losangeles

Native American Animation Panel - May 23rd 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm) Sponsored by @dreamworksanimation @disneyanimation and @cartoonnetworkofficial Located at the Netflix Hollywood - No admission fee - RSVP at contact@laskinsfest.com  #animation  #nativewriters  #writers  #losangeles

Happy November 1st, bookish pals! Today is the day I realize I haven’t bought any Christmas presents yet and I panic a little bit. 😂 I have a huge family, so I’ve got a big task ahead of me. Anyone else feeling the holiday pressure?
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This month, @_hex_libris is hosting the #middleearthroadtripreadathon (and giveaway!), so I made a TBR using what was left of my Fall reads I want to finish before December. Go to their page for the prompts and join the road trip! See how I’m completing the prompts below:
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1) Set in forest - Fool’s Errand
2) Grimdark/dark fantasy - Books of Blood
3) Helps you relax - The Disasters
4) Fallen civilization - Life as We Knew It
5) Royalty - Golden Fool
6) Own voices - BlackkKlansmen
7) Intimidates you - War & Peace
8) Anticipating - Fool’s Fate
9) Standalone - Blood Meridian
10) Full of Monsters - Dread Nation
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Tell me which of these you’ve read and what you thought!

Happy November 1st, bookish pals! Today is the day I realize I haven’t bought any Christmas presents yet and I panic a little bit. 😂 I have a huge family, so I’ve got a big task ahead of me. Anyone else feeling the holiday pressure? ⠀ This month, @_hex_libris is hosting the  #middleearthroadtripreadathon (and giveaway!), so I made a TBR using what was left of my Fall reads I want to finish before December. Go to their page for the prompts and join the road trip! See how I’m completing the prompts below: ⠀ 1) Set in forest - Fool’s Errand 2) Grimdark/dark fantasy - Books of Blood 3) Helps you relax - The Disasters 4) Fallen civilization - Life as We Knew It 5) Royalty - Golden Fool 6) Own voices - BlackkKlansmen 7) Intimidates you - War & Peace 8) Anticipating - Fool’s Fate 9) Standalone - Blood Meridian 10) Full of Monsters - Dread Nation ⠀ Tell me which of these you’ve read and what you thought!

Just a small excerpt from Not Your Survivor, one of my submissions on What Came After Dark 🌙 Go check out my most recent post: When You Ask About Mother's Day. I've held back on sharing it here because it's one of the more vulnerable pieces I've written lately, and it took a lot to be that open with something I've kept buried. I might post it here later on, though 💛
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#whatcameafterdark #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #indigenouswriters #healing #writersofig #nativewriters #healing #recovery #domesticviolence

Just a small excerpt from Not Your Survivor, one of my submissions on What Came After Dark 🌙 Go check out my most recent post: When You Ask About Mother's Day. I've held back on sharing it here because it's one of the more vulnerable pieces I've written lately, and it took a lot to be that open with something I've kept buried. I might post it here later on, though 💛 . . . . .  #whatcameafterdark  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #indigenouswriters  #healing  #writersofig  #nativewriters  #healing  #recovery  #domesticviolence

“Asters and Goldenrod” (pp. 39-47) delves into the relationship between these flowers. Kimmerer discovered a lived reciprocity; when they grow together, they receive more pollinator visits than when they grow alone. Where have you seen other examples of this interdependency between plants? Or between humans and plants? #cordellabookclub

“Asters and Goldenrod” (pp. 39-47) delves into the relationship between these flowers. Kimmerer discovered a lived reciprocity; when they grow together, they receive more pollinator visits than when they grow alone. Where have you seen other examples of this interdependency between plants? Or between humans and plants?  #cordellabookclub

The Abbe Museum ship in Bar Harbor has a fiction section by Native writers, and it includes The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. I was expecting to also see Trail of Lightning or other books by Rebecca Roanhorse, no luck.  I asked the very friendly museum staff for a comments card and made a suggestion to add her books there #scifi #nativewriters #AbbeMuseum #BarHarbor #Maine

The Abbe Museum ship in Bar Harbor has a fiction section by Native writers, and it includes The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. I was expecting to also see Trail of Lightning or other books by Rebecca Roanhorse, no luck. I asked the very friendly museum staff for a comments card and made a suggestion to add her books there  #scifi  #nativewriters  #AbbeMuseum  #BarHarbor  #Maine

#NativeWriters - Try your hand at writing a short play! Just 10 pages could win you $1,000! Take the gamble!

BONES, BINGO & BLACKJACK! 
The 9th Annual Short Play Festival
Submissions due: June 17, 2019

http://bit.ly/NV2019-20CALLFORSCRIPTS

Consider a story from your life or rip it from the headlines (or back pages) of your local paper. 
Whet your appetite for clever, funny, dramatic, and thoughtful 10-minute scripts. Indian gaming has served many roles and goes back to ancient times when the winning bet could be life or death. It’s brought both prosperity and problems to the REZ in modern times. What’s your story?

 #NativeWriters - Try your hand at writing a short play! Just 10 pages could win you $1,000! Take the gamble! BONES, BINGO & BLACKJACK! The 9th Annual Short Play Festival Submissions due: June 17, 2019 http://bit.ly/NV2019-20CALLFORSCRIPTS Consider a story from your life or rip it from the headlines (or back pages) of your local paper. Whet your appetite for clever, funny, dramatic, and thoughtful 10-minute scripts. Indian gaming has served many roles and goes back to ancient times when the winning bet could be life or death. It’s brought both prosperity and problems to the REZ in modern times. What’s your story?

It's wild to me to think that next month it will be a year since the idea of Soul Feels came to life my Dudes!😍🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've written about 36 articles during this time and I had no clue I even had the first article in me! I just knew I felt called back to writing & was very much in a place where I needed to process and get through my shit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 months ago, Soul Feels also went from column to full on blog status! 🙌 My ultimate intention with SF is to encourage people to connect past the surface and on a soul to soul level. Through sharing my story thusfar, I've created some stellar bonds with some truly beautiful souls as well as the start of what I hope to be a pretty rad community of people just trying to, "help walk each other home", as Ram Dass so beautifully says.💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the truth is, I have some awesome stuff in the works for Soul Feels. . . I'm just finding I need to take some extra time to dedicate myself to further developing this awesome magic. SOO, I'm taking a mini Summer break from posting new content on the blog in order to do so.🔮 (Don't worry, I'll still be posting on here though!💕) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am SUPER freakin excited for what's to come and am truly looking forward to continuing on this journey with ya'll. 🥰
Thank you for holding space for me to share and speak my truth. You all are da absolute best & I appreciate you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you all shit tons of love & light always! 💜

It's wild to me to think that next month it will be a year since the idea of Soul Feels came to life my Dudes!😍🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've written about 36 articles during this time and I had no clue I even had the first article in me! I just knew I felt called back to writing & was very much in a place where I needed to process and get through my shit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 months ago, Soul Feels also went from column to full on blog status! 🙌 My ultimate intention with SF is to encourage people to connect past the surface and on a soul to soul level. Through sharing my story thusfar, I've created some stellar bonds with some truly beautiful souls as well as the start of what I hope to be a pretty rad community of people just trying to, "help walk each other home", as Ram Dass so beautifully says.💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the truth is, I have some awesome stuff in the works for Soul Feels. . . I'm just finding I need to take some extra time to dedicate myself to further developing this awesome magic. SOO, I'm taking a mini Summer break from posting new content on the blog in order to do so.🔮 (Don't worry, I'll still be posting on here though!💕) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am SUPER freakin excited for what's to come and am truly looking forward to continuing on this journey with ya'll. 🥰 Thank you for holding space for me to share and speak my truth. You all are da absolute best & I appreciate you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you all shit tons of love & light always! 💜

an embodiment of historical inaccuracies -
last night i wrote the first draft of this poem and after as i was re-reading it, i realized that i wasn’t even aware i felt like this. sometimes i just zone out and let everything flow. this was one of those times, i realized i need to do some serious self reflection and self love. #indigenous #poetry #nativewriters #alberta #cree

an embodiment of historical inaccuracies - last night i wrote the first draft of this poem and after as i was re-reading it, i realized that i wasn’t even aware i felt like this. sometimes i just zone out and let everything flow. this was one of those times, i realized i need to do some serious self reflection and self love.  #indigenous  #poetry  #nativewriters  #alberta  #cree

Who loves signed books? I love signed books! Adding this to my collection. Big thanks to my Matriarch sister, Jordan Harmon for staying to get this signed for me. ❤ 
#TommyOrange #ThereThere #BookSmartTulsa #instagood #latergram #bookstagram #signedbook #Nativewriters #NativeArtists #NativePride #bookcollector #bookcollection  #joy #bookworm #book #bookaholic #booklover

Who loves signed books? I love signed books! Adding this to my collection. Big thanks to my Matriarch sister, Jordan Harmon for staying to get this signed for me. ❤  #TommyOrange  #ThereThere  #BookSmartTulsa  #instagood  #latergram  #bookstagram  #signedbook  #Nativewriters  #NativeArtists  #NativePride  #bookcollector  #bookcollection  #joy  #bookworm  #book  #bookaholic  #booklover

Despite some of the external circumstances I’ve been blogging about over the last few months, I have to say that in my day-to-day life what once felt like a daydream, has most definitely been manifesting itself into the present.
While the LOML and I still have some big goals we’re working towards such as, saving for our first home, making moves in our careers, traveling, etc... Moving to Georgia was one of the bigger ones for us to accomplish recently! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No bullshit, this time last year we were brainstorming ways to be able to move to Georgia even after our lives were put on hold after the accident. . . And like anything truly worth having, it wasn’t an easy process but hello universal blessings! As of June 2nd, we’ll have officially lived here for five months! How cool is that?! Life is always a trip but more importantly, it’s been moving forward for us and I am super thankful for it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Interested in reading more about what life's been like here in Georgia? Head over to the blog to read this week's Soul Feels! 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in bio.💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you shit tons of love & light always & I hope you all have a stellar weekend.😘

Despite some of the external circumstances I’ve been blogging about over the last few months, I have to say that in my day-to-day life what once felt like a daydream, has most definitely been manifesting itself into the present. While the LOML and I still have some big goals we’re working towards such as, saving for our first home, making moves in our careers, traveling, etc... Moving to Georgia was one of the bigger ones for us to accomplish recently! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No bullshit, this time last year we were brainstorming ways to be able to move to Georgia even after our lives were put on hold after the accident. . . And like anything truly worth having, it wasn’t an easy process but hello universal blessings! As of June 2nd, we’ll have officially lived here for five months! How cool is that?! Life is always a trip but more importantly, it’s been moving forward for us and I am super thankful for it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Interested in reading more about what life's been like here in Georgia? Head over to the blog to read this week's Soul Feels! 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio.💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you shit tons of love & light always & I hope you all have a stellar weekend.😘

• @skinsfest The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab wrapped at Kung Fu Monkey Productions!

The fellows broke a season of television with executive producer Jennifer Court and television writer William Jehu Garroutte!

Congratulations to the fellows for completing the lab!

Great thanks to COMCAST NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #writer #tvwriter #writers #losangeles #writingcommunity

• @skinsfest The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab wrapped at Kung Fu Monkey Productions! The fellows broke a season of television with executive producer Jennifer Court and television writer William Jehu Garroutte! Congratulations to the fellows for completing the lab! Great thanks to COMCAST NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #writer  #tvwriter  #writers  #losangeles  #writingcommunity

The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab wrapped at Kung Fu Monkey Productions!

The fellows broke a season of television with executive producer Jennifer Court and television writer William Jehu Garroutte!

Congratulations to the fellows for completing the lab!

Great thanks to COMCAST NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #writer #tvwriter #writers #losangeles #writingcommunity

The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab wrapped at Kung Fu Monkey Productions! The fellows broke a season of television with executive producer Jennifer Court and television writer William Jehu Garroutte! Congratulations to the fellows for completing the lab! Great thanks to COMCAST NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #writer  #tvwriter  #writers  #losangeles  #writingcommunity

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! Congrats @myjtim on your second draft of their script. Great thanks to the actors for reading!

The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #muscogeecreek #comedywriter #losangeles #writer

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! Congrats @myjtim on your second draft of their script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #muscogeecreek  #comedywriter  #losangeles  #writer

@skinsfest The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! Thanks @hmfilms @masha_12.0 @arivera1016 
@shelleydennis read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading!

The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions! #nativewriters #choctaw #writer #losangeles

@skinsfest The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! Thanks @hmfilms @masha_12.0 @arivera1016 @shelleydennis read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, WarnerMedia and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #nativewriters  #choctaw  #writer  #losangeles

Last weekend, I traveled for the first time in two years to West Virginia. . . And while I'd love to tell you all about my Uncle's wedding (our reason for going), I'd be lying if I didn't say the whole weekend kind of beat my heart up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Truth is, it's been about two months since my Poppy transitioned into his next soul's journey. I thought I'd been handling it a lot better than some of the loss I've experienced in the past. . . But not seeing that cheery goofy smile or getting one of those big ol’ hugs at baggage claim single handedly fucked me up before the weekend even started. (The second video was taken the last time I flew into WV with my brother for a WVU football game.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So instead of internalizing my grief and waiting for a good time to meditate, I chose the active meditation route and wrote about it instead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sending you all shit tons of love & light always! 💕

Last weekend, I traveled for the first time in two years to West Virginia. . . And while I'd love to tell you all about my Uncle's wedding (our reason for going), I'd be lying if I didn't say the whole weekend kind of beat my heart up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Truth is, it's been about two months since my Poppy transitioned into his next soul's journey. I thought I'd been handling it a lot better than some of the loss I've experienced in the past. . . But not seeing that cheery goofy smile or getting one of those big ol’ hugs at baggage claim single handedly fucked me up before the weekend even started. (The second video was taken the last time I flew into WV with my brother for a WVU football game.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So instead of internalizing my grief and waiting for a good time to meditate, I chose the active meditation route and wrote about it instead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over to Soul Feels to read more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio.🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you all shit tons of love & light always! 💕

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week!

@therobertvestal read the second draft of his script. Great thanks to the actors for reading!

The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Kunfu Monkey Productions and WarnerMedia! #nativewriters #cherokee #writer #writerscommunity #losangeles

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab continued the 5th and final week! @therobertvestal read the second draft of his script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Kunfu Monkey Productions and WarnerMedia!  #nativewriters  #cherokee  #writer  #writerscommunity  #losangeles

Went to library 📚 for the first time in so many years, yet nothing had changed. 
Most I like the smell which trows me back in my highschool years 😁🤓 I decided to read all books from Mircea Eliade, an important Romanian author studied in school.

His work varies from fantasy novels (some that I red years ago) to philosophical books (which I enthusiastically discover now). ☺️🥳 If you’re among #romanianreaders you must heard of him, what did you like most?

If you’re from abroad, which native writers you like?  I’m planning to read books from all around the world, your suggestion will be appreciated! 🤗
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#mirceaeliade #booklover #books #nativewriters #cititoripasionati #cititoridinromania #cecitesc  #literaturaliceu #acmedia #cititulecool #carti #carteadolescenti #youngreaders #romanianauthor #biblioteca

Went to library 📚 for the first time in so many years, yet nothing had changed. Most I like the smell which trows me back in my highschool years 😁🤓 I decided to read all books from Mircea Eliade, an important Romanian author studied in school. His work varies from fantasy novels (some that I red years ago) to philosophical books (which I enthusiastically discover now). ☺️🥳 If you’re among  #romanianreaders you must heard of him, what did you like most? If you’re from abroad, which native writers you like? I’m planning to read books from all around the world, your suggestion will be appreciated! 🤗 . . .  #mirceaeliade  #booklover  #books  #nativewriters  #cititoripasionati  #cititoridinromania  #cecitesc  #literaturaliceu  #acmedia  #cititulecool  #carti  #carteadolescenti  #youngreaders  #romanianauthor  #biblioteca

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab began the 5th and final week!

@cara.jade.myers read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading!

The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Kunfu Monkey Productions and WarnerMedia! #nativewriters #writer #losangeles #comedywriter #wichita #kiowa

The 4th Annual Native American TV Writers Lab began the 5th and final week! @cara.jade.myers read the second draft of her script. Great thanks to the actors for reading! The 4th Native American TV Writers Lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Kunfu Monkey Productions and WarnerMedia!  #nativewriters  #writer  #losangeles  #comedywriter  #wichita  #kiowa

It's been a HOT minute since I shared some of my personal fave Cruelty Free/Vegan products with you. . . But have no fear, Cosmic Babe Holy Grails are here my Dudes! 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
This week on Soul Feels, I'm talking all things skincare and my current go-to products that help me to take on my weekly to-do's! (Like the fierce Nerdy Native Hippie I am, of course!🥰💄) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head over to the blog to read more! 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in bio! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. Do you use any of these magical products pictured? Have a Cosmic Babe Holy Grail that you'd like to share or want this to become a monthly thing on Soul Feels? Comment below! 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you shit tons of love & light always!😘

It's been a HOT minute since I shared some of my personal fave Cruelty Free/Vegan products with you. . . But have no fear, Cosmic Babe Holy Grails are here my Dudes! 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ This week on Soul Feels, I'm talking all things skincare and my current go-to products that help me to take on my weekly to-do's! (Like the fierce Nerdy Native Hippie I am, of course!🥰💄) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over to the blog to read more! 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. Do you use any of these magical products pictured? Have a Cosmic Babe Holy Grail that you'd like to share or want this to become a monthly thing on Soul Feels? Comment below! 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you shit tons of love & light always!😘

Native American Animation Panel - May 23rd, 8p @ Netflix. Free event.
RSVP deadline MAY 21ST! Email: contact@laskinsfest.com
#animation #nativeamerican #nativewriters #losangeles

Native American Animation Panel - May 23rd, 8p @ Netflix. Free event. RSVP deadline MAY 21ST! Email: contact@laskinsfest.com  #animation  #nativeamerican  #nativewriters  #losangeles

Check Out the Native American Feature Film Writers Lab in Deadline!
Thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, HBO and WarnerMedia!
Early deadline June 14th! #screenwriter #nativeamerican #nativewriters #featurefilm

Check Out the Native American Feature Film Writers Lab in Deadline! Thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, HBO and WarnerMedia! Early deadline June 14th!  #screenwriter  #nativeamerican  #nativewriters  #featurefilm

FIRST YEAR OF GRAD SCHOOL OVER. 
I experienced a break-up, job change, major move, major travel, helped put on a potlatch. There was heartbreak, laughter, sweat, tears, blood, crying - a whole bunch of self-loathing. Who knows what else. I asked myself almost every day, “why did I do this???” and here I am. My brain is full of words and I thought I’d need a break but I have so much to say now. After my party this weekend it’s back to it! Thank you all for being there for me!!!
This pic is a reminder to dream big. #dreambig #goals #school #gradschool #writing #alaskanative #native #nativewomen #alaska #nativewriters #writer #alaska #iaia #nativehoney

FIRST YEAR OF GRAD SCHOOL OVER. I experienced a break-up, job change, major move, major travel, helped put on a potlatch. There was heartbreak, laughter, sweat, tears, blood, crying - a whole bunch of self-loathing. Who knows what else. I asked myself almost every day, “why did I do this???” and here I am. My brain is full of words and I thought I’d need a break but I have so much to say now. After my party this weekend it’s back to it! Thank you all for being there for me!!! This pic is a reminder to dream big.  #dreambig  #goals  #school  #gradschool  #writing  #alaskanative  #native  #nativewomen  #alaska  #nativewriters  #writer  #alaska  #iaia  #nativehoney

Halfway through New #Poets of Native Nations and I come across this beauty by Trevino L. Brings Plenty @trevinobringsplenty #nativepoets #nativewriters #nativenations #nativeamericanpoets

Halfway through New  #Poets of Native Nations and I come across this beauty by Trevino L. Brings Plenty @trevinobringsplenty  #nativepoets  #nativewriters  #nativenations  #nativeamericanpoets

Wonderful interview with NATIVE VOICES co-editors @cmariefuhrman and @deanradersf at the @kenyonreview blog! 
CMarie Fuhrman: “I would like readers who are about to encounter Native Voices to do so understanding that this text is more than a book of poems.  Inside the covers are generations of poetry bound together with conversations about craft and poetry.  They should see themselves as part of the conversation, and I would hope, above all, they realize that this is not only a study of the art of poetry and of the poems but an examination of what it means to be Native and to be from what is now called the United States.  This book teaches history and social science through poetry and conversations about poetry.”
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#nativevoices #nativevoicesbook #nativeamerican #nativewriting #poetry #anthology #literaryinterview #kenyonreview #cmariefuhrman #deanrader #nativewriters #kristinamariedarling

Wonderful interview with NATIVE VOICES co-editors @cmariefuhrman and @deanradersf at the @kenyonreview blog! CMarie Fuhrman: “I would like readers who are about to encounter Native Voices to do so understanding that this text is more than a book of poems. Inside the covers are generations of poetry bound together with conversations about craft and poetry. They should see themselves as part of the conversation, and I would hope, above all, they realize that this is not only a study of the art of poetry and of the poems but an examination of what it means to be Native and to be from what is now called the United States. This book teaches history and social science through poetry and conversations about poetry.” . .  #nativevoices  #nativevoicesbook  #nativeamerican  #nativewriting  #poetry  #anthology  #literaryinterview  #kenyonreview  #cmariefuhrman  #deanrader  #nativewriters  #kristinamariedarling

Native writers were out in full force Thursday night in Tulsa when novelist Tommy Orange, right, talked about his novel "There, There" with Tulsa filmmaker Sterlin Harjo. Earlier, Harjo talked with novelist Brandon Hobson about his novel, "Where the Dead Sit Talking," and poet Joy Harjo read a new poem. Amazing talent in the room. #tommyorange #nativewriters  #nativeamericanliterature #therethere #joyharjo #brandonhobson

Native writers were out in full force Thursday night in Tulsa when novelist Tommy Orange, right, talked about his novel "There, There" with Tulsa filmmaker Sterlin Harjo. Earlier, Harjo talked with novelist Brandon Hobson about his novel, "Where the Dead Sit Talking," and poet Joy Harjo read a new poem. Amazing talent in the room.  #tommyorange  #nativewriters  #nativeamericanliterature  #therethere  #joyharjo  #brandonhobson

Life is about experiences and I'm all about it! Thursday night, I was around some literary Native All-Stars! It was Joy Harjo's bday(2nd pic ⬅️) and she read a beautiful poem for us and we sang her Happy Birthday. We also got to listen to Sterlin Harjo ask great questions for Tommy Orange about his debut novel, There, There and I got a signed copy. What an amazing night. 
#Native #NativeArtists #Nativewriters #BookSmartTulsa #LivingArts #fun #latergram #instagood #NativePride #mentors #speakers #happy experiencelife #ThereThere #TommyOrange #JoyHarjo #IAIA #IAIAalumni

Life is about experiences and I'm all about it! Thursday night, I was around some literary Native All-Stars! It was Joy Harjo's bday(2nd pic ⬅️) and she read a beautiful poem for us and we sang her Happy Birthday. We also got to listen to Sterlin Harjo ask great questions for Tommy Orange about his debut novel, There, There and I got a signed copy. What an amazing night.  #Native  #NativeArtists  #Nativewriters  #BookSmartTulsa  #LivingArts  #fun  #latergram  #instagood  #NativePride  #mentors  #speakers  #happy experiencelife  #ThereThere  #TommyOrange  #JoyHarjo  #IAIA  #IAIAalumni

If you've been following my journey for a bit now, you're no stranger to me talking about the changes my body has been through this past year and a half. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been quite the process to come to a place of acceptance for sure, but I've been making some headway on it. However, being on both sides of the spectrum in years past. . . I have some thoughts to ponder that I'd like to share in regards to body shaming and body positivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm not a therapist nor a life coach, but from personal experience throughout my 23 years here so far, I feel body shaming ourselves truly comes down to not fully embracing who we are in all our beautiful entirety. Everyone including myself, preaches body positivity but we aren't talking about THE MIDDLE of that journey we all go on. Ya know, the deep shit. . . The in-betweens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, I decided that it's time to dive deep and be honest about mine. . . Head over to the blog to read more. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in bio.💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you shit tons of love & light always.😘

If you've been following my journey for a bit now, you're no stranger to me talking about the changes my body has been through this past year and a half. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's been quite the process to come to a place of acceptance for sure, but I've been making some headway on it. However, being on both sides of the spectrum in years past. . . I have some thoughts to ponder that I'd like to share in regards to body shaming and body positivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm not a therapist nor a life coach, but from personal experience throughout my 23 years here so far, I feel body shaming ourselves truly comes down to not fully embracing who we are in all our beautiful entirety. Everyone including myself, preaches body positivity but we aren't talking about THE MIDDLE of that journey we all go on. Ya know, the deep shit. . . The in-betweens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, I decided that it's time to dive deep and be honest about mine. . . Head over to the blog to read more. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio.💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you shit tons of love & light always.😘

Just some appreciation to all the strangers I've met over the years who've stopped to help me out of a bad place. The world is incredibly lucky to have such warm, loving souls looking out for each other 💛 .
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Full post can be found on whatcameafterdark.wordpress.com, my website in which I pretend to be a super cool and trendy SadGirl© who sips iced decaf mochas and cries in coffee shops while penning dramatique novels based on T R A G E D Y ©
So, you know. Read it if you're into that sort of thing 📚
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Just some appreciation to all the strangers I've met over the years who've stopped to help me out of a bad place. The world is incredibly lucky to have such warm, loving souls looking out for each other 💛 . . . Full post can be found on whatcameafterdark.wordpress.com, my website in which I pretend to be a super cool and trendy SadGirl© who sips iced decaf mochas and cries in coffee shops while penning dramatique novels based on T R A G E D Y © So, you know. Read it if you're into that sort of thing 📚 . . .  #whatcameafterdark  #coffee  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #nativewriters  #indigenouswomen

Stephanie at Red Planet Books ABQ rocking her Selena tee!  @red_planet_books
@vickipozzebon @nativerealities @north_of_the_border 
#indigenousart 
#indigenousbooks
#indigenouscomics
#nativewriters
#nativecomicbooks
#albuquerque 
#buylocal
#buynative

Stephanie at Red Planet Books ABQ rocking her Selena tee! @red_planet_books @vickipozzebon @nativerealities @north_of_the_border  #indigenousart  #indigenousbooks  #indigenouscomics  #nativewriters  #nativecomicbooks  #albuquerque  #buylocal  #buynative

Day 2 of the @baybookfest started with Stratling Worlds: Native Writers Reinvent Identity with Susan Devan Harness, @rebeccaroanhorse, @kalimaja and Greg Sarris moderated by @heyteebs. Have you thought about the agenda of challenging #ICWA? And the erasure of native communities? What will happen to native-owned property if the community doesn't exist? ICWA must NOT be overturned!!! *Adoption fact: 60% of these authors are adopted. Think about how #adoption has impacted native communities.🌳⛰ Picked up a signed paperback of #Heavy for a friend and got to see @kieselaymon for a minute. 📚❤ And I didn't see any authors with bottled water because this fest was intentional in thinking about the environment. When was the last time you saw a speaker drink water from a reusable glass instead of a disposable plastic bottle?!? 🌱🌳🌏
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#bayareabookfestival #bayarea #california #berkeley #sunday #nativewriters #memoir #booksofig #booksofinstagram #bookish #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #authorsofcolor #authorsofinstagram #festival #drinkstation #environment #justsaynotoplastic #reusable

Day 2 of the @baybookfest started with Stratling Worlds: Native Writers Reinvent Identity with Susan Devan Harness, @rebeccaroanhorse, @kalimaja and Greg Sarris moderated by @heyteebs. Have you thought about the agenda of challenging  #ICWA? And the erasure of native communities? What will happen to native-owned property if the community doesn't exist? ICWA must NOT be overturned!!! *Adoption fact: 60% of these authors are adopted. Think about how  #adoption has impacted native communities.🌳⛰ Picked up a signed paperback of  #Heavy for a friend and got to see @kieselaymon for a minute. 📚❤ And I didn't see any authors with bottled water because this fest was intentional in thinking about the environment. When was the last time you saw a speaker drink water from a reusable glass instead of a disposable plastic bottle?!? 🌱🌳🌏 . .  #bayareabookfestival  #bayarea  #california  #berkeley  #sunday  #nativewriters  #memoir  #booksofig  #booksofinstagram  #bookish  #poetsofinstagram  #writersofinstagram  #authorsofcolor  #authorsofinstagram  #festival  #drinkstation  #environment  #justsaynotoplastic  #reusable

“Means posits that it wasn’t just merely diseases that led to the decrease of the American Indian population of the Americas, as is often the viewpoint held by many ignorant of history. Instead, it was primarily due to the differing ideological dissimilarities from which Western-based methodologies could not contend with the deeply relational, spiritual, and sustainable nature of Indigenous-based methods of thought.”
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Dive into our most recent piece titled: “The Powerful Last Testament of Russell Means in ‘If You’ve Forgotten the Names of Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way.”
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“Means posits that it wasn’t just merely diseases that led to the decrease of the American Indian population of the Americas, as is often the viewpoint held by many ignorant of history. Instead, it was primarily due to the differing ideological dissimilarities from which Western-based methodologies could not contend with the deeply relational, spiritual, and sustainable nature of Indigenous-based methods of thought.” . Dive into our most recent piece titled: “The Powerful Last Testament of Russell Means in ‘If You’ve Forgotten the Names of Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way.” . LINK IN BIO ⬆️⬆️⬆️

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted a personal article on the blog. . . But with some much needed chapters coming to a close in my life, I felt called to write one for this week's Soul Feels. 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It has been quite the journey back to myself after trauma, but I feel like it's important to note that I didn't do this alone. With that being said, I wanted to take some time in writing to thank those who have helped me heal along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in bio if you feel called to read more. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you all shit tons of love & light always. 💕

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted a personal article on the blog. . . But with some much needed chapters coming to a close in my life, I felt called to write one for this week's Soul Feels. 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It has been quite the journey back to myself after trauma, but I feel like it's important to note that I didn't do this alone. With that being said, I wanted to take some time in writing to thank those who have helped me heal along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio if you feel called to read more. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you all shit tons of love & light always. 💕

Attention marginalized writers (women, POC, lgbt people ONLY) @lenawaithe is partnering up with @atthellolab to help out marginalized writers to produce their short films! Unfortunately imma have to miss out on this opportunity cuz the script I’m working on is meant to be a tv series lmao. But anyways, for more info on this contest, I will put the link on my bio! It would be cool to see a marginalized person from my hometown to get involved in this!

Attention marginalized writers (women, POC, lgbt people ONLY) @lenawaithe is partnering up with @atthellolab to help out marginalized writers to produce their short films! Unfortunately imma have to miss out on this opportunity cuz the script I’m working on is meant to be a tv series lmao. But anyways, for more info on this contest, I will put the link on my bio! It would be cool to see a marginalized person from my hometown to get involved in this!

It's great to see more literature by Indigenous writers in the library. Anyone read this book? No spoilers please but tell me what you felt about it. #indigenousbooks #nativewriters #literature #rezrebel

It's great to see more literature by Indigenous writers in the library. Anyone read this book? No spoilers please but tell me what you felt about it.  #indigenousbooks  #nativewriters  #literature  #rezrebel

Father:
I’m influenced by it’s emotion
Addicted to its closure 
Yet sickened by the irony where we fall as a culture 
Yeah, my reality may be altered
But it takes the pain of being a father 
Flowing in my veins
This poison

While chained with an addiction 
And no matter the dirt I’m diggin

A bottle is all it takes to break me 
Once I swallow 
There's more that I’m craving 
Really only one word and I call it slavery 
This tastes amazing 
Same time I hate it
Thats the irony I’m facing

Oh no, I’m not sober. 
God damn
Know it only gets worse as I’m alone and get older 
Can’t explain this
The way we trade our ache and aid our pain with 
Just killing my patience with a bottle or a case of 
All this praying is decaying 
so I save it
Funny to say when I’m sitting on minimum wage

Just to get a taste of so I’m looking for something to hinder my pain
Hair spray 
Listerine and/or ocean
and/or whatever can go in 
If not 
Then I pick up what I can toke up 
Fingers crossed; 
Im hoping that I don’t grow or mold in 
My dad whose solely just ghosting 
I hate myself
As I mirrored my father, a monster 
Lost to follow 
sooner or later just becoming a problem 
This heaven or hell, what if?
Will I just end up in jail, this what if?
Should I just give up and fail? These what ifs?

This cinch I clinch with a tight fist 
Man, I even don’t like this 
Not to be liked 
No hope
Only this rope I’m close with as the light dims 
here my life ends 
Son:
Why’d you have to go and do this
DAMN
I feel so fucking stupid
So I sip again to introduce a friend 
A hoodlum that’s boo’d within 
Dr. Hyde’s my connection 
Standing defiant in my reflection 
yet, sitting as my own client to accept him 
Drink cause I'm losing what I had
Drink cause I feel I finished last 
Then I tell you, you laugh

To contain it 
Is a deep ache in 
Your wallet with no bacon
cringe as I’m caving in 
Cause I’m craving the flavors you making 
Acting delirious as the fever gets 
A beer or less
Ain't somethin I'm agreeing w/ 
My freedom's spent 
Interpret free cause I ain't as free as i meant 
Feeble as I'm bringing checks to the seat 
I'm drinking, "Yes"
Nope, only defeated within 
once I take a sip of this
I'm 86'd

Father: I’m influenced by it’s emotion Addicted to its closure  Yet sickened by the irony where we fall as a culture  Yeah, my reality may be altered But it takes the pain of being a father  Flowing in my veins This poison While chained with an addiction  And no matter the dirt I’m diggin A bottle is all it takes to break me  Once I swallow  There's more that I’m craving  Really only one word and I call it slavery This tastes amazing  Same time I hate it Thats the irony I’m facing Oh no, I’m not sober.  God damn Know it only gets worse as I’m alone and get older  Can’t explain this The way we trade our ache and aid our pain with Just killing my patience with a bottle or a case of  All this praying is decaying  so I save it Funny to say when I’m sitting on minimum wage Just to get a taste of so I’m looking for something to hinder my pain Hair spray  Listerine and/or ocean and/or whatever can go in  If not  Then I pick up what I can toke up  Fingers crossed;  Im hoping that I don’t grow or mold in My dad whose solely just ghosting I hate myself As I mirrored my father, a monster Lost to follow  sooner or later just becoming a problem This heaven or hell, what if? Will I just end up in jail, this what if? Should I just give up and fail? These what ifs? This cinch I clinch with a tight fist  Man, I even don’t like this  Not to be liked No hope Only this rope I’m close with as the light dims  here my life ends Son: Why’d you have to go and do this DAMN I feel so fucking stupid So I sip again to introduce a friend  A hoodlum that’s boo’d within  Dr. Hyde’s my connection  Standing defiant in my reflection  yet, sitting as my own client to accept him  Drink cause I'm losing what I had Drink cause I feel I finished last Then I tell you, you laugh To contain it  Is a deep ache in  Your wallet with no bacon cringe as I’m caving in  Cause I’m craving the flavors you making  Acting delirious as the fever gets  A beer or less Ain't somethin I'm agreeing w/ My freedom's spent Interpret free cause I ain't as free as i meant Feeble as I'm bringing checks to the seat I'm drinking, "Yes" Nope, only defeated within once I take a sip of this I'm 86'd

#ThisPlaceRetold so happy that I was to give a copy of the book to my mom, Theresa Mitchell who helped with the #migmaq #mikmaq translation of the story (along with Janice Vicaire) and to my mother-in-law Norma Jean Martin who shared part of her experience during the salmon raids. 
I know I’ve said this a lot but this was an amazing experience. I couldn’t have done it without my family’s encouragement (Tash as my foundation - gesalul), Tara’s amazing visuals... the list goes on. 
One more day and everyone has an opportunity to get their copy!  Visit https://www.portageandmainpress.com/product/this-place/

Wela’lin 
#indigenous #firstnations #indigenousstories #indigenousstorytelling #listuguj #nativewriters

 #ThisPlaceRetold so happy that I was to give a copy of the book to my mom, Theresa Mitchell who helped with the  #migmaq  #mikmaq translation of the story (along with Janice Vicaire) and to my mother-in-law Norma Jean Martin who shared part of her experience during the salmon raids. I know I’ve said this a lot but this was an amazing experience. I couldn’t have done it without my family’s encouragement (Tash as my foundation - gesalul), Tara’s amazing visuals... the list goes on. One more day and everyone has an opportunity to get their copy! Visit https://www.portageandmainpress.com/product/this-place/ Wela’lin  #indigenous  #firstnations  #indigenousstories  #indigenousstorytelling  #listuguj  #nativewriters

🌖 Sky-Bound Soul 🌖 What Came After Dark 🌖
. “You’re a reserve, made of mountains and valle- “
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If I am a reserve, I thought, then I could silence the siren songs of lonely, war-torn wolves. I could stop the calls of birds mid-flight. I could spark wildfires with my words as quickly as I could drown them with my tides.
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Mountains rose and crumbled with every quaking step I made. Rivers wove endlessly through my bloodstream. The tree of life itself bloomed in my chest with each periwinkle-painted dawn as I welcomed the sun into my lungs. But, despite all this, I found myself left with only one thing to say after all these years.
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“You’re forgetting one thing,“ I murmured as I pressed Your mouth shut with a finger. “I grew wings.”
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#writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #indigenous #nativewriters #nativeamerican #navajo #whatcameafterdark #traumarecovery #healing #domesticviolence #lifeafterabuse

🌖 Sky-Bound Soul 🌖 What Came After Dark 🌖 . “You’re a reserve, made of mountains and valle- “ . If I am a reserve, I thought, then I could silence the siren songs of lonely, war-torn wolves. I could stop the calls of birds mid-flight. I could spark wildfires with my words as quickly as I could drown them with my tides. . Mountains rose and crumbled with every quaking step I made. Rivers wove endlessly through my bloodstream. The tree of life itself bloomed in my chest with each periwinkle-painted dawn as I welcomed the sun into my lungs. But, despite all this, I found myself left with only one thing to say after all these years. . “You’re forgetting one thing,“ I murmured as I pressed Your mouth shut with a finger. “I grew wings.” .  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #indigenous  #nativewriters  #nativeamerican  #navajo  #whatcameafterdark  #traumarecovery  #healing  #domesticviolence  #lifeafterabuse

It's Friday and we're already at the end of April. . . (HOLY CRAP YA'LL!) While I love sharing my thoughts and experiences with ya'll, I think it's important to hold space for others to share as well! 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With that being said, this week's Soul Feels is all about coming together to share experiences and lessons learned so far in 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Time flies when you're learning, doesn't it?! Truth is, time is gonna fly regardless. What lessons has this year taught YOU? Are you tuning in to life's teachings or have you been tuned out? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head over to the blog to read more! Link in bio. Sending you shit tons of love & light always.🥰🔮

It's Friday and we're already at the end of April. . . (HOLY CRAP YA'LL!) While I love sharing my thoughts and experiences with ya'll, I think it's important to hold space for others to share as well! 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With that being said, this week's Soul Feels is all about coming together to share experiences and lessons learned so far in 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time flies when you're learning, doesn't it?! Truth is, time is gonna fly regardless. What lessons has this year taught YOU? Are you tuning in to life's teachings or have you been tuned out? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over to the blog to read more! Link in bio. Sending you shit tons of love & light always.🥰🔮

In heaven with this talented group...
The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee).
The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas.

The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers.

The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions.#nativewriters

In heaven with this talented group... The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee). The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas. The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers. The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions. #nativewriters

Reading my friend Melissa's beautiful book of short stories on the bus this morning! It's real when you can read it on the bus. @feministpress  #feministpress #shortstories #indigenouswomen #nativewriters #soproud #busreading #suntran

Reading my friend Melissa's beautiful book of short stories on the bus this morning! It's real when you can read it on the bus. @feministpress  #feministpress  #shortstories  #indigenouswomen  #nativewriters  #soproud  #busreading  #suntran

The 2019 Native American TV Lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers discussed their show bibles.

Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!

#writer #writers #nativewriters #losangeles #writercommunity #losangeles

The 2019 Native American TV Lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers discussed their show bibles. Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions!  #writer  #writers  #nativewriters  #losangeles  #writercommunity  #losangeles

Day 1 was a success!!! I’ve already learned SOOOOO much!!! And I’m surrounded by supremely talented people!!! #repost from @skinsfest - The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee).
The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas.

The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers.

The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions.#nativewriters

Day 1 was a success!!! I’ve already learned SOOOOO much!!! And I’m surrounded by supremely talented people!!!  #repost from @skinsfest - The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee). The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas. The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers. The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions. #nativewriters

The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee).
The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas.

The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers.

The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions.#nativewriters

The 2019 TV Lab kicked off with a pre-workshop with Jennifer Court (Executive Producer) from Kung Fu Monkey Productions and Staff writer/2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni William Garroutte (Cherokee). The lab continued with instructor Bryan Davidson (Creative Executive/Skydance Media). Eight Native American writers pitched their pilot ideas. The Native American TV Writers Lab is a 5 week program designed to give Native American writers the professional tools to advance their careers. The lab is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Kung Fu Monkey Productions. #nativewriters

Monday Must Read! Bad Indians by Deborah Miranda 💚 For more visit https://marycarrollhackett.com/blog/ #poet #poets #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #mustread #mustreads #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writerslife #writingcommunity #nonfiction #memoir #creativenonfiction #nativewriters

Monday Must Read! Bad Indians by Deborah Miranda 💚 For more visit https://marycarrollhackett.com/blog/  #poet  #poets  #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #poetsofinstagram  #mustread  #mustreads  #writer  #writers  #writersofinstagram  #writerscommunity  #writerslife  #writingcommunity  #nonfiction  #memoir  #creativenonfiction  #nativewriters

This past month has been quite the emotional roller coaster and it's had me feeling a helluva lot all at once. . . Whew, SO glad it's almost May! 🙌 (But also holy shit, I can't believe we're this balls deep into 2019 already! 😱) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm not gonna lie, while I've most definitely felt moments of peace and contentment, I'm still pretty deep in my feelings. So you know how I do, I made a blog about it. Lmao. 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I apologize for the heavy articles the last few weeks, but ya'll wanted my honesty. The truth isn't always peace, love & good vibes. . . That doesn't mean we don't still need to hear it though. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in bio.💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you shit tons of love & light always. 😘

This past month has been quite the emotional roller coaster and it's had me feeling a helluva lot all at once. . . Whew, SO glad it's almost May! 🙌 (But also holy shit, I can't believe we're this balls deep into 2019 already! 😱) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm not gonna lie, while I've most definitely felt moments of peace and contentment, I'm still pretty deep in my feelings. So you know how I do, I made a blog about it. Lmao. 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I apologize for the heavy articles the last few weeks, but ya'll wanted my honesty. The truth isn't always peace, love & good vibes. . . That doesn't mean we don't still need to hear it though. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio.💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you shit tons of love & light always. 😘

It’s almost time!! Check out the new trailer for the release of #thisplace150yearsretold 
https://youtu.be/uzK_Pqt9Jm8 
Also don’t forget to pre-order your copy!
https://www.portageandmainpress.com/product/this-place/

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1553797582/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_oxBUCbW1CA1S0

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/this-place-150-years-retold/9781553797586-item.html?ikwid=This+place&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

#nativewriters #indigenous #migmaq #listuguj #reading #mikmaq #mikmaqpride #treatyeducation #firstnations #indigenousstories

It’s almost time!! Check out the new trailer for the release of  #thisplace150yearsretold https://youtu.be/uzK_Pqt9Jm8 Also don’t forget to pre-order your copy! https://www.portageandmainpress.com/product/this-place/ https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1553797582/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_oxBUCbW1CA1S0 https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/this-place-150-years-retold/9781553797586-item.html?ikwid=This+place&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0  #nativewriters  #indigenous  #migmaq  #listuguj  #reading  #mikmaq  #mikmaqpride  #treatyeducation  #firstnations  #indigenousstories

hashtag killing it, or at least trying to.
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#writersofinstagram #yaauthors #youngadult #yalit #bookstagram #bookinprogress #WIP #nativewriters #writingdesk #onmydesk #handmademug #killingit #anattemptwasmade

hashtag killing it, or at least trying to. motivational mug by @cozment1. •  #writersofinstagram  #yaauthors  #youngadult  #yalit  #bookstagram  #bookinprogress  #WIP  #nativewriters  #writingdesk  #onmydesk  #handmademug  #killingit  #anattemptwasmade

My bestfriends uncle wrote this incredible story book. I was so lucky to get an autographed copy from the author. What an amazing story and I fully recommend buying a copy. Tagging the author for anyone interested. I'm so happy and proud of my bestfriend and her sisters for being so inspiring that their uncle would write about them. ❤ I cant wait to read this beautiful book to my kids tonight and throughout their lives and watch as they pass it down to their kids
@rohahiiowrites  is the AMAZING author for anyone who is interested in purchasing!
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#story #book #kidsbooks #inclusion #native #nativewriters #selflove #proud #beproud #author #poetry #poem #ilovethisbook #amazingstory #proudofthis #checkitout #getthisbook #supportlocal #talented

My bestfriends uncle wrote this incredible story book. I was so lucky to get an autographed copy from the author. What an amazing story and I fully recommend buying a copy. Tagging the author for anyone interested. I'm so happy and proud of my bestfriend and her sisters for being so inspiring that their uncle would write about them. ❤ I cant wait to read this beautiful book to my kids tonight and throughout their lives and watch as they pass it down to their kids @rohahiiowrites is the AMAZING author for anyone who is interested in purchasing! . . . . . . . . . . .  #story  #book  #kidsbooks  #inclusion  #native  #nativewriters  #selflove  #proud  #beproud  #author  #poetry  #poem  #ilovethisbook  #amazingstory  #proudofthis  #checkitout  #getthisbook  #supportlocal  #talented

I took a break from posting last week but am super happy to be back with an article getting honest about taking a break from my usual weekly practices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Up until last Friday, I had been doing a rad job of making sure I was keeping up with my daily meditation and weekly yoga. Currently though, I can't say the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Isn't it weird how death does that? It doesn't even have to be a loved one, if you dig someone's soul and know that they aren't here in the physical world anymore it hits different. You move different. You think different. . . & a hell of a lot more at that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wouldn't say I'm depressed because I know what that Alice In Wonderland “falling down a mystical shit storm of a black hole” type of feeling is like. I'm just a bit in slow mow, I guess. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm no stranger to death. We came face to face briefly last year and home boy has been paying a visit to my family for the last decade and some change. We made peace but I've gotta say, it doesn't lessen the weight on my heart each time he comes knocking at the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I'm just taking some time to feel and deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head over the to the blog to read more, link in bio. Sending you all shit tons of love and light always.💕

I took a break from posting last week but am super happy to be back with an article getting honest about taking a break from my usual weekly practices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Up until last Friday, I had been doing a rad job of making sure I was keeping up with my daily meditation and weekly yoga. Currently though, I can't say the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Isn't it weird how death does that? It doesn't even have to be a loved one, if you dig someone's soul and know that they aren't here in the physical world anymore it hits different. You move different. You think different. . . & a hell of a lot more at that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wouldn't say I'm depressed because I know what that Alice In Wonderland “falling down a mystical shit storm of a black hole” type of feeling is like. I'm just a bit in slow mow, I guess. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm no stranger to death. We came face to face briefly last year and home boy has been paying a visit to my family for the last decade and some change. We made peace but I've gotta say, it doesn't lessen the weight on my heart each time he comes knocking at the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I'm just taking some time to feel and deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over the to the blog to read more, link in bio. Sending you all shit tons of love and light always.💕

• Smile •

If you’re reading this, you’re one of the lucky ones who woke up again this morning.
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Can you swim, sit, walk, run, dance? Can you dream? Can you see, smell, hear, and feel someone’s caress on your face?
Can you smile? 
If so, don’t take it for granted.
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Smile!
Just because it’s the weekend.
Smile!
You can make some dreams come true still.
Smile!
When you hear kids laughing, birds singing.
Smile!
Because we got to live another day.

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• Smile • If you’re reading this, you’re one of the lucky ones who woke up again this morning. — Can you swim, sit, walk, run, dance? Can you dream? Can you see, smell, hear, and feel someone’s caress on your face? Can you smile? If so, don’t take it for granted. — Smile! Just because it’s the weekend. Smile! You can make some dreams come true still. Smile! When you hear kids laughing, birds singing. Smile! Because we got to live another day. ________________________________

• Should We •
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Curiosity is one thing and so is seeking truth.
Searching for things we don’t want to have in our lives seems to be another. 
Is anticipating the worst preparing us or attracting it? The question of a life time... ————————————————————#quoteofthenight #fullmoon #fridaysforfuture #why #bodysoulstice #nocturnalthoughts #bluequotes #africanwriters #womenwriters #growthquotes #truthquotes #vibrations #intentions #intuitions #focused💯 #nativewriters #improveyourself #frequency #sacredgeometry #divinefeminine #soulcycle #higherconsciousness

• Should We • ——————— Curiosity is one thing and so is seeking truth. Searching for things we don’t want to have in our lives seems to be another. Is anticipating the worst preparing us or attracting it? The question of a life time... ———————————————————— #quoteofthenight  #fullmoon  #fridaysforfuture  #why  #bodysoulstice  #nocturnalthoughts  #bluequotes  #africanwriters  #womenwriters  #growthquotes  #truthquotes  #vibrations  #intentions  #intuitions  #focused💯  #nativewriters  #improveyourself  #frequency  #sacredgeometry  #divinefeminine  #soulcycle  #higherconsciousness

This is so exciting. It’s finally in my hands. Very grateful for this opportunity, extremely happy and honored to be part of this collective! #writer #nativewriters #indigenous #mikmaq #migmaq #listuguj #art #treatyrights #stories #reading #indigenoustories #graphicnovel

This is so exciting. It’s finally in my hands. Very grateful for this opportunity, extremely happy and honored to be part of this collective!  #writer  #nativewriters  #indigenous  #mikmaq  #migmaq  #listuguj  #art  #treatyrights  #stories  #reading  #indigenoustories  #graphicnovel

#Repost from @skinsfest - The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab Fellows announced! 
The seven fellows are:
Cara Jade Myers (#kiowa / #wichita )
John Timothy (#muskogeecreek )
Shelley Dennis (#choctaw )
William Paul Smith (#easternshoshone )
Micah Wright (#muscogeecreek )
Carolina Hoyos (#quechua #inka )
Robert Vestal (#cherokee )

https://deadline.com/2019/04/native-american-tv-writers-lab-selects-2019-participants-1202588893/. #nativeamerican #tv #nativewriters #deadline 
Great thanks to our sponsors!
#nbcuniversal #waltdisneycompany #hbo #kungfumonkeyproductions

 #Repost from @skinsfest - The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab Fellows announced! The seven fellows are: Cara Jade Myers ( #kiowa /  #wichita ) John Timothy ( #muskogeecreek ) Shelley Dennis ( #choctaw ) William Paul Smith ( #easternshoshone ) Micah Wright ( #muscogeecreek ) Carolina Hoyos ( #quechua  #inka ) Robert Vestal ( #cherokee ) https://deadline.com/2019/04/native-american-tv-writers-lab-selects-2019-participants-1202588893/.  #nativeamerican  #tv  #nativewriters  #deadline Great thanks to our sponsors!  #nbcuniversal  #waltdisneycompany  #hbo  #kungfumonkeyproductions

I am honored to have my work included in the Spring 2019 issue of News From Native California. “Dancing To Remember,” page 12. Wa-do. Thank you to the editors at Heyday. I hope that all of you readers enjoy this lovely strong issue. In the spirit of learning and with respect, Terra

#native #indigenous #americanindian #americanindianmovement #nativewriters #writersofpoetry #writinglife #authorlife #readingteacher #writerscommunity

I am honored to have my work included in the Spring 2019 issue of News From Native California. “Dancing To Remember,” page 12. Wa-do. Thank you to the editors at Heyday. I hope that all of you readers enjoy this lovely strong issue. In the spirit of learning and with respect, Terra  #native  #indigenous  #americanindian  #americanindianmovement  #nativewriters  #writersofpoetry  #writinglife  #authorlife  #readingteacher  #writerscommunity

When people ask if my book is funny. Ummmm 😆🤷🏽‍♀️ Photo credit: @portlyadolescence

When people ask if my book is funny. Ummmm 😆🤷🏽‍♀️ Photo credit: @portlyadolescence

🌘Would You?🌒
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New sub for What Came After Dark. This was originally published in my college's 2019 edition of the Leonardo Literary and Fine Arts magazine. I was M O R T I F I E D that this one out of all the others got accepted because it came from a deep-rooted, vulnerable source of anger in myself. That being said, the last time I spoke in front of a crowd was when I delivered my Victim Impact Statement to the judge at my abuser's sentencing. Getting to read this out to other girls in my situation did more for me than I can put into words. It felt like taking back more of the control he fought so hard to keep. For that reason I'm foregoing an excerpt here. If you'd like to read the whole story, it is on my website 🌞🌞🌞🌞
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#domesticviolence #healing #indigenous #nativeamerican #nativewriters #writerscommunity #writersofig #metoo #collegewriting #literarymagazine

🌘Would You?🌒 . . New sub for What Came After Dark. This was originally published in my college's 2019 edition of the Leonardo Literary and Fine Arts magazine. I was M O R T I F I E D that this one out of all the others got accepted because it came from a deep-rooted, vulnerable source of anger in myself. That being said, the last time I spoke in front of a crowd was when I delivered my Victim Impact Statement to the judge at my abuser's sentencing. Getting to read this out to other girls in my situation did more for me than I can put into words. It felt like taking back more of the control he fought so hard to keep. For that reason I'm foregoing an excerpt here. If you'd like to read the whole story, it is on my website 🌞🌞🌞🌞 . . . . .  #domesticviolence  #healing  #indigenous  #nativeamerican  #nativewriters  #writerscommunity  #writersofig  #metoo  #collegewriting  #literarymagazine

• Soul•ely Facts •

On how to receive a massage or anything
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0. Disclaimer: This is a partnership!

1. Trust what you feel. If you’re uneasy or you feel pain at any moment, you have to let the therapist, AKA Me, know. The therapist will never know exactly how you feel. So take charge and take care of yourself.
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2. It helps to have an intention, or a goal regarding the treatment you are about to do. What do you want out of our collaboration? What does recovery or the aftermath feels and looks like to you? 
This is a partnership... What are you ready to work on to materialize your intention?
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3. Finally are you ready to receive; to be open minded and stay present to the treatment you chose to receive?

Little back story :
I used to be the person who would get deep tissue/sports massage to treat chronic pain due to tennis related injuries. I would go to the therapist, and claim I didn’t feel enough pressure. Truthfully, I was so guarded from past experiences where I hadn’t stood up for my feelings, that I couldn’t respond to their work/touch. I actually didn’t know that receiving a massage takes work and awareness of my responsibility for my well being. 
I had to learn to stand up for myself in case the treatment didn’t feel right. And I had to trust that there was a reason why I personally chose the therapist to help me take care. 
#Grateful to my past experiences, my forever learning self, and to all my @ipsb_massage teachers!
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So here you have it tribe! It is Monday and this week remember that the concept of self responsibility can be applied to any area of your life.
Take charge and take care!
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READ THIS again if we schedule a session. Looking forward to COLLABORATE with you 😉💙💪🏽

• Soul•ely Facts • On how to receive a massage or anything ——————————————— 0. Disclaimer: This is a partnership! 1. Trust what you feel. If you’re uneasy or you feel pain at any moment, you have to let the therapist, AKA Me, know. The therapist will never know exactly how you feel. So take charge and take care of yourself. — 2. It helps to have an intention, or a goal regarding the treatment you are about to do. What do you want out of our collaboration? What does recovery or the aftermath feels and looks like to you? This is a partnership... What are you ready to work on to materialize your intention? — 3. Finally are you ready to receive; to be open minded and stay present to the treatment you chose to receive? Little back story : I used to be the person who would get deep tissue/sports massage to treat chronic pain due to tennis related injuries. I would go to the therapist, and claim I didn’t feel enough pressure. Truthfully, I was so guarded from past experiences where I hadn’t stood up for my feelings, that I couldn’t respond to their work/touch. I actually didn’t know that receiving a massage takes work and awareness of my responsibility for my well being. I had to learn to stand up for myself in case the treatment didn’t feel right. And I had to trust that there was a reason why I personally chose the therapist to help me take care.  #Grateful to my past experiences, my forever learning self, and to all my @ipsb_massage teachers! — So here you have it tribe! It is Monday and this week remember that the concept of self responsibility can be applied to any area of your life. Take charge and take care! ————————————— READ THIS again if we schedule a session. Looking forward to COLLABORATE with you 😉💙💪🏽

• To Receive •

Wether we are the giver or the receiver, our task is to come with an empty cup.
The goal being to fill it up; to listen avidly.

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#quoteofthenight #fullmoon #wormmoon #summerequinox #nocturnalthoughts #bluequotes #africanwriters #womenwriters #commit #womensupportwomen #growthquotes #marchquotes #vibrations #intentions #intuitions #focused💯 #nativewriters #newstarts #frequency #sacredgeometry #divinefeminine #soulcycle #higherconsciousness #equinox #changequotes #mondayquotes #mondays #nofear #attitudequotes

• To Receive • Wether we are the giver or the receiver, our task is to come with an empty cup. The goal being to fill it up; to listen avidly. ________________________________  #quoteofthenight  #fullmoon  #wormmoon  #summerequinox  #nocturnalthoughts  #bluequotes  #africanwriters  #womenwriters  #commit  #womensupportwomen  #growthquotes  #marchquotes  #vibrations  #intentions  #intuitions  #focused💯  #nativewriters  #newstarts  #frequency  #sacredgeometry  #divinefeminine  #soulcycle  #higherconsciousness  #equinox  #changequotes  #mondayquotes  #mondays  #nofear  #attitudequotes

• Commit •

When things are good,
commit to something and keep at it. 
Take advantage of the momentum.
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When things are bad, 
don’t be overwhelmed by everything at once. Start with one thing, commit to it; things will fall into place from there.
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It’s not a sprint but marathon, and remember that one drop changes the surface of a lake.
One action can change everything.
Focus!

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#quoteofthenight #fullmoon #wormmoon #summerequinox #nocturnalthoughts #bluequotes #africanwriters #womenwriters #commit #womensupportwomen #growthquotes #marchquotes #vibrations #intentions #intuitions #focused💯 #nativewriters #newstarts #frequency #sacredgeometry #divinefeminine #soulcycle #higherconsciousness #equinox #changequotes #fridayquotes #nofear #attitudequotes

• Commit • When things are good, commit to something and keep at it. Take advantage of the momentum. —— When things are bad, don’t be overwhelmed by everything at once. Start with one thing, commit to it; things will fall into place from there. —— It’s not a sprint but marathon, and remember that one drop changes the surface of a lake. One action can change everything. Focus! ________________________________  #quoteofthenight  #fullmoon  #wormmoon  #summerequinox  #nocturnalthoughts  #bluequotes  #africanwriters  #womenwriters  #commit  #womensupportwomen  #growthquotes  #marchquotes  #vibrations  #intentions  #intuitions  #focused💯  #nativewriters  #newstarts  #frequency  #sacredgeometry  #divinefeminine  #soulcycle  #higherconsciousness  #equinox  #changequotes  #fridayquotes  #nofear  #attitudequotes

The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab Fellows announced! 
The seven fellows are:
Cara Jade Myers (#kiowa / #wichita )
John Timothy (#muskogeecreek )
Shelley Dennis (#choctaw )
William Paul Smith (#easternshoshone )
Micah Wright (#muscogeecreek )
Carolina Hoyos (#quechua #inka )
Robert Vestal (#cherokee )

https://deadline.com/2019/04/native-american-tv-writers-lab-selects-2019-participants-1202588893/. #nativeamerican #tv #nativewriters #deadline 
Great thanks to our sponsors!
#nbcuniversal #waltdisneycompany #hbo #kungfumonkeyproductions

The 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab Fellows announced! The seven fellows are: Cara Jade Myers ( #kiowa /  #wichita ) John Timothy ( #muskogeecreek ) Shelley Dennis ( #choctaw ) William Paul Smith ( #easternshoshone ) Micah Wright ( #muscogeecreek ) Carolina Hoyos ( #quechua  #inka ) Robert Vestal ( #cherokee ) https://deadline.com/2019/04/native-american-tv-writers-lab-selects-2019-participants-1202588893/.  #nativeamerican  #tv  #nativewriters  #deadline Great thanks to our sponsors!  #nbcuniversal  #waltdisneycompany  #hbo  #kungfumonkeyproductions

Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead published in 1991. I returned to this book on my recent journey to Puebla and Oaxaca. The first time I read it was 7 years ago, and it was a rushed read and read amongst a bunch of jargony academic articles. This time though...whoa. There’s a handful of books that are truly prophetic of these times, and almost all are written by  Turtle Island/Anahuacan Native-Black-Xicana-other women of color shaped by the amerikkkan experience. Entering this book is a commitment, a true test of endurance (763 pages and over 50 characters introduced) but I highly recommend we all start reading it together. #LeslieMarmonSilko #NativeWriters #AlmanacOfTheDead #XicanaReads #NotThatKindOfDoctor #CuranDoula [image: book cover of the novel Almanac of the Dead. The cover reads: Leslie Marmon Silko, author of Ceremony. “To read this book is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we come from, who we are, and where we must go.” A quote  by Maxine Hong Kingston. ]

Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead published in 1991. I returned to this book on my recent journey to Puebla and Oaxaca. The first time I read it was 7 years ago, and it was a rushed read and read amongst a bunch of jargony academic articles. This time though...whoa. There’s a handful of books that are truly prophetic of these times, and almost all are written by Turtle Island/Anahuacan Native-Black-Xicana-other women of color shaped by the amerikkkan experience. Entering this book is a commitment, a true test of endurance (763 pages and over 50 characters introduced) but I highly recommend we all start reading it together.  #LeslieMarmonSilko  #NativeWriters  #AlmanacOfTheDead  #XicanaReads  #NotThatKindOfDoctor  #CuranDoula [image: book cover of the novel Almanac of the Dead. The cover reads: Leslie Marmon Silko, author of Ceremony. “To read this book is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we come from, who we are, and where we must go.” A quote by Maxine Hong Kingston. ]

Given that I'm still jazzed by the #AWP19 panel GROWING UP MULTIRACIAL / MIXED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST and the #awpoffsite @vonavoices 20TH BIRTHDAY READING, it's the perfect time to announce this 1-DAY #vonacommunity WORKSHOP FOR MIXED WRITERS IN SANTA FE! Spaces are limited, so reserve now at the new #vonavoices website! 🎉🎉🎉
#hybridstories #hybridlives #themixedexperience #multiracial #decolonialstrategies #nonlinearstories #innovativewriting #multigenre #multiculturalstories #hybridwriting #multilingualstories #multinational #indigenouswriters #pocwriters #writersofcolor #nativewriters #mixedstories #mixedroots #writingworkshop #mixedracewriters #biracialwriter #interracialstories #intercultural #weekendinsantafe #multiracialcommunity #multiculturalcommunity

Given that I'm still jazzed by the  #AWP19 panel GROWING UP MULTIRACIAL / MIXED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST and the  #awpoffsite @vonavoices 20TH BIRTHDAY READING, it's the perfect time to announce this 1-DAY  #vonacommunity WORKSHOP FOR MIXED WRITERS IN SANTA FE! Spaces are limited, so reserve now at the new  #vonavoices website! 🎉🎉🎉  #hybridstories  #hybridlives  #themixedexperience  #multiracial  #decolonialstrategies  #nonlinearstories  #innovativewriting  #multigenre  #multiculturalstories  #hybridwriting  #multilingualstories  #multinational  #indigenouswriters  #pocwriters  #writersofcolor  #nativewriters  #mixedstories  #mixedroots  #writingworkshop  #mixedracewriters  #biracialwriter  #interracialstories  #intercultural  #weekendinsantafe  #multiracialcommunity  #multiculturalcommunity

I walked many miles through the streets of PDX. It rained one day. My allergies were just as severe as the day I left Colorado Springs. I was reunited with so many friends and made more. Love to you all. #anothergaymoment #PDX #AWP19 #writers #nativewriters

I walked many miles through the streets of PDX. It rained one day. My allergies were just as severe as the day I left Colorado Springs. I was reunited with so many friends and made more. Love to you all.  #anothergaymoment  #PDX  #AWP19  #writers  #nativewriters

Book 13 of 2019: I preordered this book forever ago and it dropped the day I left, so it was perfect. I crushed it in 3hrs and it kept me company on my first of 4 flights today. I found some of the writing disjointed but that last essay? 👌🏻 Forewarning: She has an entire chapter on head lice that’s super important but it literally made me itchy! I resisted getting an eReader for a long time but I am flying Paris-Montreal-Ottawa-Calgary-Saskatoon today and flew to Paris just two days ago and I only did carry-on, so this baby has come in handy with my new life of perpetual travel. Big thanks to my dad for gifting me this! Onto to my next flight and onto my next book 📚 #booksreadbyjulie

Book 13 of 2019: I preordered this book forever ago and it dropped the day I left, so it was perfect. I crushed it in 3hrs and it kept me company on my first of 4 flights today. I found some of the writing disjointed but that last essay? 👌🏻 Forewarning: She has an entire chapter on head lice that’s super important but it literally made me itchy! I resisted getting an eReader for a long time but I am flying Paris-Montreal-Ottawa-Calgary-Saskatoon today and flew to Paris just two days ago and I only did carry-on, so this baby has come in handy with my new life of perpetual travel. Big thanks to my dad for gifting me this! Onto to my next flight and onto my next book 📚  #booksreadbyjulie

NATIVE WRITERS GROUP continued it's 8TH YEAR March 30th, 2019 at Evidence Studios in Los Angeles, California. We read an original screenplay from 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni Khadijah Iman.

Thanks to the actors for reading this month! Our next read is April 27th, 2019.

The NATIVE WRITERS GROUP is a monthly literary gathering that offers genuine career building opportunities to Native Americans.

For more information or to participate, please email contact@laskinsfest.com. Photography by Gomes Imagery. #nativewriters #nativeamerican

NATIVE WRITERS GROUP continued it's 8TH YEAR March 30th, 2019 at Evidence Studios in Los Angeles, California. We read an original screenplay from 2016 Native American TV Writers Lab Alumni Khadijah Iman. Thanks to the actors for reading this month! Our next read is April 27th, 2019. The NATIVE WRITERS GROUP is a monthly literary gathering that offers genuine career building opportunities to Native Americans. For more information or to participate, please email contact@laskinsfest.com. Photography by Gomes Imagery.  #nativewriters  #nativeamerican

📖 Natives read from their new book: 
New Poets of Native Nations
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Me: 🙀 Fan girl mode .
“Editor Heid E. Erdrich has selected twenty-one poets whose first books were published since the year 2000 to highlight Native poets in this century.” .
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#nativewriters #nativefriends #awp19 #nativeawesome #native #indigenous  #writersofinstagram #currentlyreading #bookstagram #poetsofinstagram

📖 Natives read from their new book: New Poets of Native Nations . . Me: 🙀 Fan girl mode . “Editor Heid E. Erdrich has selected twenty-one poets whose first books were published since the year 2000 to highlight Native poets in this century.” . . Published by: @graywolfpress . .  #nativewriters  #nativefriends  #awp19  #nativeawesome  #native  #indigenous  #writersofinstagram  #currentlyreading  #bookstagram  #poetsofinstagram

I've talked in depth on Soul Feels before about my body image struggles throughout the years and how I've been working hard to overcome them. . . But I haven't talked much about the struggles I've had with embracing the season my body is currently in. So in this week’s article, I'm going there with ya'll. 🌸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Holding space for my soul to show more compassion for myself and working towards healing the shame associated with the changes my body has been through in the last year, has not been easy. . . BUT I've been making strides lately and I am SO proud of myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The reality is: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm a woman learning to live again. 
I'm a woman learning to love again.
I'm a woman learning what it means to be a woman in all of the fierce and phenomenal magic that is. . . All over again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm very much still coming back to myself a year after the trauma I went through, but I'm getting there my Dudes. 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head over to the blog to read more on what I did this week to help me along on this part of my healing journey, link in bio. 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you shit tons of love & light always.😘

I've talked in depth on Soul Feels before about my body image struggles throughout the years and how I've been working hard to overcome them. . . But I haven't talked much about the struggles I've had with embracing the season my body is currently in. So in this week’s article, I'm going there with ya'll. 🌸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Holding space for my soul to show more compassion for myself and working towards healing the shame associated with the changes my body has been through in the last year, has not been easy. . . BUT I've been making strides lately and I am SO proud of myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The reality is: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm a woman learning to live again. I'm a woman learning to love again. I'm a woman learning what it means to be a woman in all of the fierce and phenomenal magic that is. . . All over again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm very much still coming back to myself a year after the trauma I went through, but I'm getting there my Dudes. 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over to the blog to read more on what I did this week to help me along on this part of my healing journey, link in bio. 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sending you shit tons of love & light always.😘

When your gone I can't sleep 
cause I'm alone and only one piece 
Oh, God
This has gotta be a dream
cause I dont believe it 
With the way I been feeling 
With the way I been dreaming
Represents you, my building 
A pillar holding up my ceiling 
The feels...
Smiling all the time on your phone is what I really want 
Wonder where the time really gone 
To figure i ain't alone 
We both reachong 
The peak of the fever 
Believed that this can be something 
Feeling weak in the knees once the beats brung 
Leaving me with her V and C cups, erupts
Her love became my NEU drug "Not Enough of U" love 
A heart of harmony 
The better part of me 
Forever stuck permanently
This love 
fervently looking to eternity 
Curiosity Writes
"N.E.U. Drug"
@auentillie.blogspot.com

When your gone I can't sleep cause I'm alone and only one piece Oh, God This has gotta be a dream cause I dont believe it With the way I been feeling With the way I been dreaming Represents you, my building A pillar holding up my ceiling The feels... Smiling all the time on your phone is what I really want Wonder where the time really gone To figure i ain't alone We both reachong The peak of the fever Believed that this can be something Feeling weak in the knees once the beats brung Leaving me with her V and C cups, erupts Her love became my NEU drug "Not Enough of U" love A heart of harmony The better part of me Forever stuck permanently This love fervently looking to eternity Curiosity Writes "N.E.U. Drug" @auentillie.blogspot.com

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