I AM

Martha Warner shares the women who have inspired her with their writing.


I am

Darkness haunting me…like Emily

Unsettling chastising me…like Leslie

Potential captivating me…like J.K.

Curiosity endangering me…like Agatha

Tradition comforting me…like Laura

I am

Poverty rooting me…like Rebecca

Madness settling inside me…like Charlotte

Revenge justifying for me…like Susan

Crossroads defining me…like Judy

Community empowering me…like Amy

I am 

Lenguaje me fascina…el mismo de Sandra

Trauma changing me…like Roxanne

Motherhood becoming me…like Ursula

Atrocities angering me…like Margaret

Nature energizing me…like Willa

I am

Conformity bothering me…like Fanny

Strength emboldening me…like Emma

Intelligence interweaving me…like Muriel

Vindication provoking me…like Mary

Voice motivating me…like Amanda

I am pieces of all the women who came before me.

I am pieces for all the women who follow me.

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Virginia Woolf 

Kate Chopin

Maya Angelou

Lurlene McDaniel

Zora Neale Hurston

Emily Dickinson

Leslie Marmon Silko

JK Rowling

Agatha Christie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rebecca Harding Davis

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Susan Glaspell

Judy Blume

Amy Tan

Sandra Cisneros

Roxanne Gay

Ursula Le Guin

Margaret Atwood

Willa Cather

Fanny Fern

Emma Donoghue

Muriel Barbary

Mary Shelley

Amanda Gorman

Categories: story-telling