December fragments #15

I’m not sure where I saw this quote from the wonderful Tillie Olsen, but it lodged in my memory:

Any woman who writes is a survivor.

—Tillie Olsen

Or perhaps is trying to be? Is writing always an act of survival?

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7 responses to “December fragments #15

  1. marlish glorie

    Yes. For me, writing is integral to my survival. It’s my voice. My chance to be heard. To paraphrase Joan Didion, ‘Being a writer is the act of saying – Listen to me.’

  2. Agreed. Writing is essential for my survival. It’s become like a lifeline. Thanks for sharing that wonderful quote!

  3. You’re welcome, Niva 🙂 Keep writing!

  4. Thanks Amanda. I feel as if this applies to me quite literally. I have survived a great deal over a long time. And now that I am getting relief from some debilitating problems I have started writing poetry. And actually some of them are quite good! At about age 8 or 9
    I said I was going to be a poet. I have been aching to write and perhaps my time is now arriving. I must be late starter!

  5. Well, starting late might mean you have more to say, Sandra 🙂

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