A Note From Reese

I’m a thirty-something-year-old female still working out what it means to be…

  • a woman…
  • a mother…
  • a feminist…
  • a storyteller…

… and a vulnerable, authentic human being.

Maya Angelou once said:

“I try to live what I consider a ‘poetic existence.’ That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.”

If I spend my entire life dedicated to the philosophy contained in those two short sentences, a mere 39 words, it will have been a wonderful life.

For much of my youth I had to learn to give myself permission to breathe, to take up space, to belong in this world and be deserving of that belonging. Now, in the newest stage of my life, motherhood, immediacy has come to the forefront as the great, wise spirit of my newborn child asks nothing less of me than total presence.

Presence breeds creativity. To see the world uncolored by judgment, fear, or expectation frees the imagination and feeds the muse. My muse wields a pen and weaves magic with words. Beautiful words. Chaotic words. Sloppy, silly, disgusting, delicious words.

This website is my world of words.

Thank you for visiting.