The incredible artist, woman, mother, and dreamer

The 2007 movie Waitress, starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, has always been a comfort classic of mine. It tells the story of a young woman named Jenna who is trapped in an emotionally — and sometimes physically — abusive marriage to a man named Earl. As she’s preparing to…

Ah, good old-fashioned 1940s misogyny

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Time to decorate your tree with lights, tinsel, and your grandchildren’s homemade ornaments! Time for snowball fights and hot chocolate by the fire! Time for caroling in obnoxiously ugly sweaters! And most importantly, it’s time to sit back and watch your favorite Christmas classics. Maybe it’s one of those creepy…

A poem

Her husband is late getting home, but she’s used to it.
She’s had years of practice, waiting,
sitting by the loom in her room,
weaving silk threads of flaxen gold and berry red,
an unending shroud heaped in ribbon candy layers at her pedicured feet.

He’s probably gotten caught up…

For seven months now, she has been fighting to bring him home

At only two years old, her son was taken from her

When Syesha Mercado (best known for placing third on the seventh season of American Idol) took her fifteen-month-old son, Amen’Ra, to the hospital to be treated for dehydration, she thought nothing of it. Her son was simply having trouble transitioning from breast milk to solid food and needed some extra…

Annabelle Wagner

Storyteller. Lover of cats. Holding a BA in English/Creative Writing from Point Park University. She/her.

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