Category: The Luminary

La lengua de mi hogar by Caroline Rodriguez

Lunes Martes Miercoles Jueves Viernes Sabado, Domingo One of my first memories is that simple melody, repeated over and over with clapping hands, my grandfather laughing as he bounced me on his knee. Over and over again, until those words were tattooed on my brain, as completely unforgettable as all las palabras ingles stuffed in…

Standing in Integrity by Dr. Sylvia Spears

Oh, what a blustery and snowy day it was. The storm delivered a bit of a gift: a rare opportunity to be still. Of course, I really caught up on work email, washed clothes, cooked, and prepared two presentations for workshops that would take place later in the week. I also managed to squeeze in…

Women’s History Month

On March 8, 2016, people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day. Many marked the day by participating in the Day Without a Woman strike, which protested the many ways women continue to experience oppression in patriarchal societies. The strike called for women to take the day off work and refrain from spending money except…

ReVisionaries: A Transformative Writing Experience by Cheryl Buchanan and Massiel Torres

Cheryl Buchanan is a Writing, Literature, and Publishing professor at Emerson College, the president and founder of the nonprofit Writers Without Margins, and the editor of Writers Without Margins: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. During the Fall of 2016, I taught the first ReVisionaries class at Emerson with fourteen Writing, Literature, and Publishing students, who…