Selections of digital photography from the installation “Transmutation”—Stephen Skowron (with Stephanie Booth)./ Read this ›
Don’t just stand there in the doorway. Come in! I told Suzanne you could visit because I’d like to talk to you about something. Please, have a seat! Doesn’t it seem like ages since we sat down together, face to face? Why don’t you take your coat off and stay a while? What’s wrong? You don’t seem especially overjoyed to see me. I guess I …/ Read this ›
Immediately, I knew I had made the wrong choice. My own need for transparency and truthfulness had not taken into consideration their potential for horror, shock, disgust, and confusion. My younger daughter cried and wanted to snuggle her head in my lap. My older daughter looked absently around the room. There was a long silence, punctuated only by my younger daughter’s whimpers. This was beyond their comprehension, beyond their level of understanding. I had crossed the line, shown them a monster./ Read this ›
Elsewhere I was a daughter, I was a mother, I was either/or./ Read this ›
I was inspired to make these sculptures after visiting Drach Caves in Mallorca, where stalagmites and stalactites seemed to resemble groups of people. While I was surrounded by this nature-made art, I wanted to emulate nature. Stalagmites are created by the dripping of dissolved calcite over thousands of years; this is what moved me to make these sculptures using the drip method./ Read this ›
Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American fairy punk. Her words and images have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Jezebel, The Acentos Review, The Brooklyn Quarterly, Luna Luna, The Southeast Review, Steer Queer, The Hispanic Culture Review, the New York Transit Museum, and beyond. She edits Quail Bell Magazine from her kingdom by the sea./ Read this ›
Multimedia artist Christine Stoddard explores layers of representation. Her solo show of digital collages, “Little Stories” is on display at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia (July & August 2015)./ Read this ›
We have so many phrases and sayings in Al-Anon to help with states like this: “Easy does it,” “First things first,” “Keep it simple.” Sometimes they ring so hollow./ Read this ›
So to Speak’s annual Will Read for Women benefitting Bethany House of Northern Virginia was scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. but has been cancelled due to the likely arrival of—uninvited– thunderstorms to our rooftop reading at Epicure Café. StS is actively pursuing leads to reschedule the event in the weeks to come, so please …/ Read this ›
Did you know it’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week?
So to Speak is proud to host our annual Will Read for Women reading benefiting the Bethany House of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering women and child victims of family violence.
Please join …/ Read this ›