Coping With Hearing Loss by Connie Briscoe

Oddly enough, I've come to think that losing my hearing was one of the best things that ever happened to me, as it led to the publication of my first novel. But it took a while for me to accept that my hearing loss was getting worse and that I needed help. I believe that… Continue reading Coping With Hearing Loss by Connie Briscoe


Rise Up Singing | Part III

PENNY POWELL: What are the ages of the youngest and oldest mothers who contributed to Rise Up Singing? CECELIE BERRY: I believe that Marian Wright Edelman, Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Faith Ringgold and Maxine Clair offer the wisdom of experience. Bethany Allen, Dawn Turner Trice and Tananarive Due, give us the benefit of youthful exuberance. If… Continue reading Rise Up Singing | Part III


Motherhood Poems for Every Mom

Mothers are speaking up, speaking out, making changes, and writing about it. From corporate mavens to homeschooling housewives, moms are taking pen to paper in a movement to speak honestly about the daily grind and rigors of motherhood. Today bookstore shelves are lined with narratives, books of poetry, anthologies and in-depth scholarly looks at mothering… Continue reading Motherhood Poems for Every Mom