Art as a Hope-Filled Act

Art as a Hope-Filled Act

“Art is an inherently hopeful act, an act that echoes the creativity of the Creator.” — Makoto Fujimura, Refractions

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How to Be a Better Writer: Get Rid of the Lazy Words

How to Be a Better Writer: Get Rid of the Lazy WordsDuring a conversation with my accountability partner, she paused, horrified. “I said ‘very,’” she explained, “and I’m trying to rid myself of lazy words.” The phrase so captured my attention that I told her I was going to “borrow” it. She affirmed the quasi-loan, though, so there’s that.

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Write Right’s Favorite Books of 2016

Write Right’s Favorite Books of 2016

My mom says I’m eclectic. She has a point. I maintain several interests, many of them seeming to be sharp contrasts to others. For instance, I practice handlettering (I’m not yet good enough to call myself a “handletterer.”) but attend boxing and kickboxing classes and collect an occasional Funko POP! figure.

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Oranges and 30 Other Things about Type 1 Diabetes

Oranges and 30 Other Things about Type 1 Diabetes — Write Right Oranges and 30 Other Things about Type 1 Diabetes — Write Right

What do oranges have to do with Type 1 diabetes, you ask? The juice proves helpful when treating a low, but bear with me—oranges play another role in this story of my mine. Let me tell you about them and 30 other things.Continue Reading

Write Right Leaves a Trail of Breadcrumbs

Hansel and Gretel — Write Right

What Do I Do after the 2016 Election?

What Do I Do after the 2016 Election? — Write RightWhen I read the news about the election results at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, I felt stunned. Shocked, maybe even a little horrified. I understood how we got to the place we were and are, but a part of me expected a different outcome.

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Why You Should Write Things Down

Why You Should Write Things Down — Write RightI write things down. I’m notorious (maybe) for keeping a journal in my purse, authoring an in-advance to-do list, tracking assignments in a college-ruled notebook, and writing in the margins of my books. Pen and paper are my go-to tools.

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Illustrations: Signs of Love

Over the course of a few months, I worked with Signs of Love, a nonprofit that serves deaf communities in underserved regions, to develop new illustrations. They desired a series of drawings that encapsulate the steps of a healthy, long-term relationship. We originally planned for six drawings to replace the ones currently in use. I added a seventh because it seemed strange to jump from pregnancy to old age with nothing in between.

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Small Acts Matter

Small Acts Matter — Write RightI’ve been relatively quiet on the matter of politics, and I likely shall remain so. I’m not nearly informed enough to have an intelligent debate. Plus, from what I’ve seen online, “debate” seems questionable.

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Legends of Learning

Legends of LearningLegends of Learning centralizes game-based learning (GBL) resources for educators. I primarily write and edit content for the EdGames provider.