Shannon Drury


Voting Is Non-Negotiable

My parents modeled voting as an obligation as solemn and nonnegotiable as paying taxes and fixing cavities. Sometimes the duty was

  • 10/01/2018

This is My [ Space ]

Not long after I met my husband, a former member of a local rock band, I asked him to teach me

  • 07/01/2018

Step Aside Boys

At this point in my parenting journey, when my firstborn approaches his high school graduation, I should be preaching that my

  • 04/01/2018

A call to be vulnerable

I have written before about my calling to be a writer. That it occurred to me as a seven-year-old, five

  • 09/01/2017

What it means to be female

Since last fall, I’ve been forced to have hard conversations with my daughter about what it means to be female

  • 06/01/2017

Language Lessons

“In such dark times it can seem silly to focus on something as tiny as a chain of letters, but consider the intent behind the shift from “he” to “he/she” to “they” – the demand to be seen. It is an act of resistance; it is brave, and it is necessary.”

  • 03/01/2017

Being small

Whether we choose the path of faith, skepticism, or a uniquely understood spiritual connection to all the atoms in the universe, we must treat each other gently, as if we were specks of dust – because we are.

  • 02/01/2017

My life’s work, the work of a lifetime

” That was possibly the most important part: MY NAME. In my seven-year-old universe that conferred importance, dignity, validation. I’d have done something that would last. I would be immortal.”

  • 02/01/2017