Tonya Anderson is a mindfulness counselor, inspirational speaker and the founder of An Exquisite Life. She helps people using mindfulness and sacred therapies to resolve stress/trauma in their lives, and frees them to live a life with renewed joy, love and passion for life. Tonya’s expertise is drawn from her life experience, clinical mental health counseling education and spiritual teachings.
Although she didn’t intend to do it, Anita Sarkeesian tossed a pie in my face this morning. I deserved it. Sarkeesian is a media critic specializing in pop culture. You can find her feminist/fan-girl commentaries on her website, www.FeministFrequency.com. The day after Valentine’s Day, she posted a video “The 2012 Oscars and The Bechdel Test.” [...]
As writers, we call the women (and men) of our stories "heroes" but do we regard them -- and their journey to love and happiness -- as heroic? We should if we plan on telling a good story because everyone is a hero and everyone's story is the "heroic journey." Some of us are at [...]