I received this email from a reader of A STONE IN MY POCKET, L'Éphémère Review
www.ephemerereview.com/dulcet. August 17, 2019
I just wanted to say thank you for your essay. It was a joy to stumble upon your piece and relive some of those memories this morning.
I walked the camino this past summer and have been struggling finding words. Or maybe not finding the words, as I've written so much at this point. But it's all missing the nuance. I miss the woman I was on the walk and I don't know how to incorporate her into my everyday here.
But reading that you also fell into old routines when you got home and find that it's taken time to reflect gives me solace.
Hope that you're still well and walking.
ps — the day you dated this essay was my 24th birthday. there are so many coincidences upon reading this and sitting with it has given me so much comfort. so thank you, thank you, thank you."
This is the reason I write—to share ideas and experiences with other people.
Equal Rights Amendment(ERA)
We are so close to approving the ERA. Now that Virginia has a democratic legislative majority, they can ratify the amendment as soon as January, 2020. I am going to expand my essay to include interviews with women and men who have been discriminated against and are willing to share their story. No names.
If you are willing, please email me here email@example.com. If you know someone who might share, please contact them and give them my email address.
Eighty percent of Americans think the ERA has already passed, or that it’s no longer necessary. My essay "Thank You, Virginia" tells why we still need the ERA. Just click Published Works above to read it.
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Have a relaxing season, Elizabeth