Real stories and real feedback on what should be said, what should be kept to yourself, and what can be done when trying to support someone you care about as they navigate loss. Breaking Sad helps us start conversations through its pages of personal stories and suggestions from everyday survivors—bringing us all to a place where we can more comfortably offer support and caring to people when they need it most.
Featuring stories from Montel Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Scott Hamilton, Giuliana Rancic, Valerie Harper, and more!
THEREFORE; Forgive, Love and Rest is a collection of extraordinary stories by ordinary people who moved from a state of brokenness to beauty. During some of the most difficult times of their lives, they found the hope and strength they needed through faith and an unfailing God. As you read each testimony, be inspired and ready to seek God for your H.E.L.P (healing, encouragement, love, peace and purpose) during difficult seasons to experience forgiveness, love and rest in Him. Contributing Authors: Dena Crecy, Jeannette Dixon, Terri Hogue, Sonja Jones, Veronica Jones, Betty Kossick, Patricia Manning, Delores McLaughlin and Rod Price.
GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DAUGHTERS ON OBEDIENCE AND REBELLION, edited by Piyali Bhattacharya, is the first anthology to examine the multiple facets of daughterhood in South Asian American families.
The voices in this volume reveal how a Good Girl is trained to seamlessly blend professional success with the maintenance and reproduction of her family's cultural heritage. Her gratitude for her immigrant parents' sacrifices creates intense pressure to perform and embody the role of the "perfect daughter." Yet, the demand for such perfection can stifle desire, curb curiosity, and make it fraught for a Good Girl to construct her own identity in the face of stern parental opinion.
Of course, this is not always the case. Certain stories in this collection uncover relationships between parents and daughters that are open and supportive while also being exacting. Many of the essays, however, dig into difficult truths about what it is to be a young woman in a world of overbearing cultural expectation.
GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS is filled with honest stories, difficult and joyous, heartbreaking and hilarious, from a diverse array of powerful women. These narratives combine to expose struggles that are too often hidden from the public eye, while reminding those going through similar experiences that they are heard, and they are not alone.
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Young Adult. In SOUND GENERATION, the teen girls of WriteGirl share poems, stories and songs about their identity and dreams, relationships and challenges, midnight phone calls with friends and international adventures—both real and imagined—across Los Angeles, the United States, South America, Europe and more. Many pieces in this anthology are inspired by music—how melodies and lyrics connect girls to their lives, and connect them to the world. From the soundtrack of a grandmother's kitchen, to a cassette playing when a girl first realizes she is in love, to vinyl records shrouded in well-worn sleeves, the sounds of these writers' words transport readers to places where we can rejoice, reflect and resist together. Tune into the soundscape of your own life as you listen to the voices in this book...and enjoy an entire symphony of writing advice and experiments to help you compose your own stories.
If you are or ever have been married, chances are you have one—or maybe even more than one. And if you’re about to be one, your hope is to be a good one. So, what is this “one”? Actually, it’s a “who.” According to recent studies, this person contributes tension to approximately sixty percent of all marriages. Some label her fearsome, loathsome, conniving, interfering, the monster-of-all-monsters. Others claim she is a sweet, second mother. But more realistically, she is most often just a person somewhere between the two extremes. She is—THE MOTHER-IN-LAW. His Mother! is not a self-help book or a how-to manual. It is a collection of real-life accounts from modern-day women representing a range of ages, religions, nationalities, education and even hair color. It is a collection of writings that offers poignant, sweet, bitter, amusing, sarcastic, and joyful reminders of how complicated the woman and the relationship can be. By the turn of the last page, you may meet someone whom you already know, or perhaps someone you once knew. You might even meet someone you’d like to know or be. For sure, there are opportunities to laugh, to cry, and maybe even do both at the same time. These stories offer all of this because well…she is after all… His Mother!
Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces.
Privilege Through the Looking-Glass is a collection of original essays that explore privilege and status characteristics in daily life. This collection seeks to make visible that which is often invisible. It seeks to sensitize us to things we have been taught not to see. Privilege, power, oppression, and domination operate in complex and insidious ways, impacting groups and individuals. And yet, these forces that affect our lives so deeply seem to at once operate in plain sight and lurk in the shadows, making them difficult to discern. Like water to a fish, environments are nearly impossible to perceive when we are immersed in them. This book attempts to expose our environments. With engaging and powerful writing, the contributors share their personal stories as a means of connecting the personal and the public. This volume applies an intersectional perspective to explore how race, class, gender, sexuality, education, and ableness converge, creating the basis for privilege and oppression. Privilege Through the Looking-Glass encourages readers to engage in self and social reflection, and can be used in a range of courses in sociology, social work, communication, education, gender studies, and African American studies. Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or activities for further engagement.