“Write what you know.” Fiction writers have heard it a thousand times with a thousand different meanings attached. It’s a phrase that, when taken at
Woman & Water What is it like To be a woman? Is it a bare desert? Empty, the sand the only thing you have To
Part of the So to Speak mission is to recognize that no work is produced in a void apart from experience. That what we produce is inextricably connected to who we are and the lives we live. And, just as we want to recognize this in the work we publish, we want to recognize that the editorial process of selecting and presenting work is connected to the individuals that compose the So to Speak’s staff. We don’t want the name of our journal to obscure the fact that individual bodies and minds work behind the print. With this in mind, I set off to ask our outgoing editors a few things about their time at So to Speak and the incoming editors about their goals for strengthening the journal’s ability to serve in the coming year.
There was nothing to touch but the same old holding,
that elaborated star.
This essay was a chance for us, individually and collectively, to speak back to some of those expectations and mandates placed on women.
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