|Photo by Chris Chapman for Mamalode Fall 2011|
The Fall 2011 issue of Mamalode magazine (Letting Go) has been distributed and is available for purchase here. I am so honored to have been included in the issue. I am completely blown away by the caliber of writing that my little piece (which the editors re-titled, Princess Commando) is nestled between. Growing up, the women's magazines that my mother subscribed to made me feel alienated. When reading them, I felt as if there were only certain molds that a woman should fit into. And I didn't feel that I was pliable enough to make myself fit into the molds. As an adult, I made the choice not to subscribe to the popular parenting and women's magazines that had been strewn about my childhood home. But, it left me longing for fresh reading material that helped me broaden my understanding of the human experience while at the same time helped me to better understand myself. Mamalode fills that void. While their tagline reads "For the Whole Mother," it could read "For the Whole Woman," as not every story or essay is about being a parent. The layout and design work is gorgeous, as well. Obviously, I'm smitten :-) I hope that you will all take the opportunity to, at least, visit the website (the regular contributing bloggers are quite talented).
Have a lovely weekend!