The Heroine’s Journey: We Need More Cheryl Strayeds

When Wild entered theaters last month, one of many cinematic entries vying for the attention of moviegoers during the crowded holiday season, it launched both Cheryl Strayed the author and Cheryl Strayed the character into the national spotlight. Most people are familiar with her memoir of hiking the Pacific Coast Trail—they’ve seen the book cover… Continue reading The Heroine’s Journey: We Need More Cheryl Strayeds

For Your Consideration: The Portland Women’s Mentorship Program

In the past two weeks, I've had the opportunity to learn from two of the most influential writers living in Portland: Lidia Yuknavitch and Cheryl Strayed. Yuknavitch, author of the recent novel Dora: A Headcase and the heartbreaking (and then heart re-building) The Chronology of Water, sat down with me for a lengthy interview on… Continue reading For Your Consideration: The Portland Women’s Mentorship Program