Woman, writer

Your silence will not protect you.  Audre Lorde


I believe the most subversive act a woman can commit is to tell her story.  The world whispers (or shouts) all our lives: be nice, sit down, be quiet.  To the world I shout: I will not, I will not, I will not.  I am a woman.  I am a writer.  This is my story.


Her story

When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens, there still remains oneself.  Who can calculate the measure of his own soul?  Oscar Wilde


kelly-beardAfter 25 years of practicing law as an employment discrimination attorney, I returned to school in pursuit of my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) and began a brave new journey toward creative expression and fulfillment.  Now a bona fide memoirist and a proud graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts with a specialization in creative nonfiction, I am thrilled to say that I’m finally exploring my capacities as a creative writer and helping others to discover and utilize their long-dormant talents as well.