Tag Archives: women’s rights

How Targeted Worldbuilding Aids My Storytelling

Worldbuilding is more than magic, it’s about choosing the right bedrock to build your stories upon. This became more clear to me when I began experimenting with my approach to revising. In the past, I’ve either worked on Carrdia novels … Continue reading

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The Insinuation Hypocrites

Subtle Gentle. Indirect. Soft spoken. Words they used to describe her femininity. Words they used to decide she wasn’t qualified. Funny how those same words also described the discrimination they employed. ©January 2018, March 2021 Christina Anne Hawthorne

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The Shining City on the Hill

The shining city on the hill. She believed. For, the city was hope, hope for her, for those who came after. They told her it was a myth, a lie, a fairytale, especially, they said, for people like her. The … Continue reading

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Time to Save Ourselves

Behind each “can’t” is the truth that is “won’t,” a power that answers to “don’t.” Leaders who don’t lead tell those in need, they shouldn’t, knowing what they could share they wouldn’t. Absolutely, positively, it’s time we stopped listening. It’s … Continue reading

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In the Gray Dawn

Gray dawn learning, waiting in the morning after when words long ignored whisper hope and linger. Standing in a new age, beyond those who wouldn’t act, those serving injustice, who couldn’t grasp: equality is also something you do. ©August 2015, … Continue reading

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