Dandelion Warriors, Incest Survival and An Artist Statement on That Christmas Morning Feeling by Marie Cartier

I have blogged excerpts from my novel That Christmas Morning Feeling in progress previously—the first excerpt here and additional ones here and here. This blog serves as an “artist statement” regarding the novel in progress. I want to discuss in this blog thoughts on my own creative process—how a project can percolate for years (this…

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I’m trying really hard. I’m putting myself first. Making time for my art, my labor, my love. Embedding new narratives into a world that is so stingy and rigid when it comes to change. I’m trying to be ok with the fact I am not living up to the picture in my head. I did […]

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to be sold off piece by piece to the highest bidder. Or the one with the biggest, most callous hands. Flesh that is ripped away from my bones and consumed as substance– like a bad vice that can’t be contained. I am a slab of meat, weighed and packaged–my value determined by how much I […]

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Invoking the Red Tent

“A troubled girl who rejected her femininity to protect herself. And now, an evolving woman who has lived, learned and risen. A woman who is no longer blind. A woman in the process of reclaiming her sex. A woman who is, just now, constructing her own inner temple. Her own sacred sanctuary of soul retrieval.” […]

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You are exactly where youre supposed to be You are the offspring of stars You matter You are able to overcome any challenge Your hair looks sexy pushed back Your life is yours to define Your heart is elastic and resilient Your body is fierce and capable Your mind is innovative and nuanced Your soul […]

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  ***cw/tw mention of sexual abuse and assault, as well as graphic language* -nnilingus -t -nning cunt. cunt. Cunt. Cunt. Cunt. Cunt. exposure therapy. CUNT. CUNT. CUNT. CUNT. oral sex. performing  unwanted, nonconsensual cunnilingus is violence.   It’s assault.   how do I explain to people what exhibitionism is? In the context of abuse? In […]

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