Clients & Gigs

How to gain traction as a new freelance writer

Being a freelance writer can be extremely hard work. It is rare that the work comes to you; often, you have to go find it. Part of the difficulty is…


Advocacy

Why intersectionality matters for freelancers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the lessons that I have learned as a freelancer in her 40s. The blog was my attempt to encourage others to…


Health Creativity

How to deal when the news is stressing you out

I watch and read the news on a daily basis. It keeps me informed and helps me to stay on top of current events and world affairs. What used to…


Creativity

The benefits of taking an unexpected technology break

Can you imagine a day without the tools that you need for your craft? Neither could I until it happened to me earlier this week. The day started off like…


Community

3 lessons for freelancers over 40

I did not start freelancing until I was in my late 30s. The beauty of this is that I made enough mistakes in my past careers that I did not…


Creativity

Why working together is the simple solution we need right now

Writing is a solitary act. Even if you are a member of a writing community or a writing group, you probably write by yourself. It is not an easy task…


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing and prejudice: how our identities can impact our business

I am not much of a movie person, but occasionally I will take a deep dive and acquaint myself with what’s trending and what’s current in the world…


Advocacy

Uncovering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lost Labor legacy

This past week has been a time of reflection and service. Like many Americans, I paused to think about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I…


Creativity

Why the power of creative women can't (and won't) be ignored

We are living in one of the most paradoxical moments in American history. Days from now, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.…


Creativity

How to plan for a glorious finish to 2017 – right from the start

Happy New Year! If you are like most people, you have probably set goals, made resolutions, or created a vision board for the upcoming year. Many of us want 2017…


Creativity

How one writer transformed rejection into fuel for the creative fire

For many years, I was a closeted writer. I would write, but my musings were intended exclusively for an audience of one—me. I was not so much concerned about…


Community

What freelancers can learn from the protests at Standing Rock

Water is life. It is a simple, yet powerful phrase that led to one of the most visible displays of collective activism in recent memory. #IStandWithStandingRock and #NoDAPL became trending…


Clients & Gigs

3 reasons why every woman should consider freelancing in her lifetime

$20,000.00. It is an amount that I will never forget and it is the amount that cemented my desire to find fair and equitable ways to share my…


When DIY freelancing goes wrong

It never fails to happen. When I reconnect with a former student or colleague, the question of, “So, what are you up to these days?” comes up. Such was the…


Creativity Advocacy

What does it mean to be a creative freelancer in post-election America?

“Art is the chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.” -Stanley Kunitz


Creativity Community

Note to writers: Don't read the comments

I will admit that the first time that I was asked to blog for a national outlet, I was afraid. I wasn’t afraid because I doubted my writing skills…