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The Pain of the Women’s March on Washington

I stood on the metro, scrunched up against scads of women…
January 31, 2017/by Melanie Bates
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Is Writing Hard?

"So, what do you do?" the girl asks. She has a gold star…
December 10, 2016/by Melanie Bates

On Aging: One of “Those” Women…

I needed a dress for a wedding. For some, this might seem…
September 28, 2016/by Melanie Bates

Resistance & The Upper Limit Problem in Creativity

Resistance has had my hands bound with anchor rope for…
July 15, 2016/by Melanie Bates

A White Girl on White Privilege

I was in the middle of a workout a few weeks ago - sweat…
April 27, 2016/by Melanie Bates

Traversing Female Friendship

It's fall of 1982. The grass hasn't started to crunch yet,…
February 6, 2016/by Melanie Bates

If You’ve Had a Rough Year… This One’s For You

This one goes out to a dear friend who battled breast cancer…
December 30, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Best Fiction of 2015 & Perhaps a Gift Idea or Two or Five

Oh, SQUEE... Have I got a gift for you! I'm so stoked to…
December 17, 2015/by Melanie Bates

10 Things I’d Rather Do Than Shop on Black Friday – 2015 Edition

Indeed! It's that time of year once again when I share my…
November 23, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Embracing the Gig Economy

I don't mean to date myself or anything, but back in the…
October 24, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Reconciling Passion & The Leap

I've been working on the same novel since the beginning of…
September 27, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Self-Worth = Financial Worth?

When I was sixteen I got a job at Curly's Dari Freeze.

Curly…
August 29, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Love vs. Fear: The Experiments

I know. I know. You've heard the concept of love versus fear…
July 30, 2015/by Melanie Bates

It’s Okay to Be Big, Bitches

I'm having an anxiety attack. Palms sweaty. Breathing in…
June 17, 2015/by Melanie Bates

Petition to End the Phrase “Honey-Do”

I stumbled to the coffee pot, poured myself a steaming cup,…
May 23, 2015/by Melanie Bates

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