“All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point—a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction; and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved.” Woolf, A Room of One’s Own)

Mary Pipher said that to be a woman is to have a body image problem, and this makes me sad… I know that we as women have gone through a lot. We’ve been bruised and ignored and misunderstood and idolized, and we’ve gone from Virginia Woolf to Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women, and we’ve all got rooms of our own, now, when all we want is to share them. And how to find the happy balance? How to find harmony with ourselves and with a world that tells us what we aren’t? How to find our identity in a God who made male and female in his image? And declared them good?

(for the rest of this post, and my OFFICIAL book launch–woot!–will you join me over at a deeper story, friends, where you can win a giclee print or a pack of hand-painted cards from my etsy shop? thank you! so honored to share this day with you)

**also, if you’re able, would you share my book trailer on Fb and Twitter and your blogs? how i love you all. thank you for holding me up during this time. it means the world to me.**

(linking with just write)

*image of virginia woolf from pinterest; portrait by roger fry