Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

An Apple A Day

Filed in Writing :: April 3, 2013

Tonight’s Miami Shores workshop was the first night of a month of writing based on food. I found a list of prompts about apples at The Tasty Buzz. I found beautiful organic Gala apples in my refrigerator. We wrote about our sensory reactions to the apples and the stories that they evoked. I read to […]

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Complicated is a good thing.

Filed in Stories :: April 1, 2013

Women say, I’ve said, maybe you’ve said, that relationships between and among women are complicated. This past Saturday afternoon was the closing of  Jeanne and Nancy’s museum exhibit. Here they are looking at Jeanne’s cloth together. I honored Jeanne, who honored Nancy. It was complicated. And we listened to other women read their essays, and […]

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Confessional

Filed in Stories :: February 17, 2013

First, my television confession:  Nip/Tuck, an FX show which ran from 2003-2010, streamed from Netflix, is perfect for a rainy hour on the couch or the treadmill. It explores, sometimes clumsily and sometimes gracefully, the contradictions between internal and external reality. The two main characters are fictional Miami plastic surgeons Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. McNamara, pretty-much-ethical-family-man-barely-keeping-his-life-together, is […]

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Scar Clan, Ctd

Filed in Stories, Writing :: February 15, 2013

I’m reading Women Who Run With the Wolves very slowly. Meanwhile, I’m asking myself how my memoir stands up as a story, not only my story. I ask myself,  Does it have the necessary ingredients for the heroine’s journey? Have I written a main character who faces obstacles and, as a result, changes just as much as […]

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One of the One Billion Rising

Filed in Domestic Violence ::

For months I’ve been wound up about Congress’s failure to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act. The law was first passed in 1994, and reauthorized without incident in 2000 and 2005. It worked. More women had access to more protection from violence and abuse. When it was time to reauthorize VAWA in 2011, additional provisions […]

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