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Shelter In Place: A Q&A With Catherine Kyle

It was a pleasure to chat with Catherine Kyle about Shelter in Placeher book of poems about nature, technology, apathy, and empathy. Set against the backdrop of a dystopian city, the poems examine fear, hope, and resistance as a form of magic. 

Shelter in Place by Catherine Kyle

 

Your title immediately struck me. That phrase—“shelter in place”— creates an immediate reaction in my body. Did you have that title in mind from the outset? 

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How To Be Alone: A Q&A With Lane Moore

Here at Ravishly, we've long been a fan of her writing, so it was a pleasure to chat with her about her book, How to Be Alone.

Lane Moore is best known as an award-winning sex and relationships editor, a comedian, a rock singer, and an actor. But Lane’s story has had its fair share of ups and downs, from teaching herself how to become her own parent, to living as a homeless teenager in her car, to moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Even as she felt increasingly cut off from others, she looked to her childhood heroines (like Anne of Green Gables) and romantic heroes (like Jim Halpert from The Office) to remain a hopeless romantic, and believe that she could create for herself the family she never had.

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Therapy. Or Something.

Ravishly is thrilled to present an excerpt from Olga Zilberbourg's LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES. Read...
Christina Adams (courtesy of the author)

Stop Calling Me Mom 

Year after year, I’ve been erased. I have no name. I’m just Mom. People I don't know and didn't birth or adopt have called me Mom almost every day for 20 years. Read...
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Born Again: Rene Denfeld On The Birth Of Love

They say you have to love yourself before you can love others. I am here to say that is not true. I loved my children long before I could love myself.  Read...
This Never Happened by Liz Scott

What We Had: An Excerpt From This Never Happened

Ravishly is thrilled to present a short excerpt from Liz Scott's beautiful, hilarious, heart-wrenching memoir This Never Happened. Read...
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As A Mom In Recovery From Heroin Addiction, Here’s Why Sesame Street’s New Character Matters

When it was announced last week that “Sesame Street” had created a new character, Karli, whose mom is struggling with addiction, I couldn’t hold back my tears. Read...
Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Lilly Dancyger And Erin Khar Talk About Women And Anger

I sat down with Lilly Dancyger to talk about her anthology, Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger. Read...