Stop the Violence, Start the Healing

| by Courtney Weaver | I met Kenny in June of 2009. I was 22 and he was 34. I am a blues singer —

Poem Collection by a Veteran Warrior

**A narrative of the author’s experience, “Forming A Warrior” can be found here. These are the beautiful poems of Christylee Vickers** The Price of Life


Forming a Warrior

|by Christylee Sparrow (Hawk) Vickers | Christylee  was 19 years old when she enlisted for active duty in the U.S. Army on May 30, 2002,


Your Reaction is Not About Me

 | by Haley Robertson |  I became a stripper late in life, according to club standards. I was about to turn 30 and had been

Mom and kids

A Reflection on Motherhood

| by Katie Maxwell | For every generation, I believe motherhood largely feels the same. It changes you. It is physical. It is metaphysical. The


A Confession

| by Katie Morris | I’ve been trying really hard to hide my sadness and returning depression from those in my life. My grandmother died