Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review: Giving Sorrow Words

Giving Sorrow Words: Women's Stories of Grief After Abortionby Melinda Tankard Reist

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an intense read. I will now live with imagery that cannot be erased but I am glad I read this book. It opens up a whole new world on the other side of abortion that I had not considered, despite my strongly held beliefs about abortion.

The book includes many testimonies between a heart-breaking introduction including excerpts from other stories that couldn't be included in the book and an information-packed afterword discussing some studies done in the area of abortion-grief.

This book is worth-while, especially if you seek to understand the choices around abortion more completely.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A festival of ideas

Big Picture Classes

Coming up on the 15th of August, the Big Idea Festival will be my first course or workshop through Big Picture Classes. I love words and I love visual art so this free workshop that challenges you to create 12 scrapbooking layouts based on word prompts seems like a fun collision of these two words.