“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.”
“Women often have a great need to portray themselves
as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people
with dark thoughts.” -Zadie Smith
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”
Recently, Honey Maid Graham Crackers began an ad campaign that focused on “wholesome” families. This included families that were interracial, military, and gay.
And that’s not even the best part.
When they began to receive complaints, they made something even more beautiful.
“Dear Sir, I am writing to you to object to the word cremains, which was used by your representative when he met with my mother and me two days after my father’s death…” (From, “Letter to a Funeral Parlor”) Read the rest of this amazing story and 4 more from the incredible Lydia Davis HERE.