For more than a year, I’ve been writing essays, features, and a monthly column for HER Nashville, a local women’s monthly edited by the lovely and stylish Abby White Plachy. Here a a few of my favorites from the spring and summer:
A Tomboy Turns 40 – A madcap obstacle race complete with fire, mud, and barbaric hordes can soothe a broken heart — if you happen to be mourning your former life as an athlete.
Small steps, and great leaps forward – Zumba instructor Alison Egerton believes in investing in women’s lives, even if those lives play out behind bars. And her commitment to female inmates’ health has spurred life changes that reach beyond the walls.
Mother, But Not Mom: I Have Two Kids…That I Know Of – Sometimes, a spur of the moment decision made for all the wrong reasons can be catastrophic. But not always. (Subtitle: Ova. They’re not just for breakfast anymore.)
Halcyon Days – When Hal and I bought the broken-down eyesore on Halcyon Avenue almost 11 years ago, we had no idea it would lead to my mom’s inclusion on the Home Depot Most Wanted List. Or shovel fights. Or that A Thing would move in with us and claw its way up and down the walls. The horror…