Excerpted from Small-Scale Homesteading: A Sustainable Guide to Gardening, Keeping Chickens, Maple Sugaring, Preserving the Harvest, and More, by Stephanie
Lately, I’ve been trying to dream a little bigger about what I do know in my first language.
Someday the stones are weathered
Men are far more likely to divorce their chronically ill or disabled spouses than are women.
This turned out to be a story that is so much more than DNA testing.
There is another aspect to historical research when you are talking about lesbians, and that is intuition.
We would tell stories about our origins, and what we have endured, on our own terms, without whiteness determining how we should tell those stories.
The decisions that they have to make on a daily basis about what to assimilate into, and what to resist, is something that comes out viscerally in small moments everywhere you look in that community.
Your life is a brief parole from non-existence.
We are not accustomed to the sea, so we describe it like a sky.
I wanted to stretch the boundaries of what nature writing was.
It is time, she writes, to become our own protection system to thwart aggressors.