Tag: family

Truth as a Hammer: Managing the Politics of Family

By Jill Frances Johnson   

Sorting through files in my parent’s office after they’d moved into assisted living, I found an old newspaper clipping–an editorial Mom had written. I paused at her bio: activist, teacher, homemaker. The description evoked a woman with defined lines, neat and contained.

Are we Doomed? The Risks of Writing about Family

By Amy Yelin   

“When a writer is born into a family, the family is doomed,” -Czesław Miłosz   I write a lot about family, my father in particular. You might say I’m obsessed with him. Not in the way I was obsessed with him as a child, when I was a daddy’s girl. Then he was simply larger… Read more »