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In the London Underground commuters are warned to “mind the gap,” lest they fall between the platform and the open door to the train.The gap is dangerous. To fall into it, deadly.

Between what we know and don’t know there is also a gap. It goes by many names —…


January 11, 2019, Day 11

A Sketch a Day, Everyday: What I’ve Learned So Far

Art is never the result of what you set out to do.

At the beginning of the year, my friend Mindy convinced me to do a sketch a day with her. …


What salmon know about how to defy gravity

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It turns out facing things is not as hard, not nearly as hard, as resisting them. …


The Creative Journey by Suzanne LaGrande, © 2021

It turns out that the key to learning how to walk is learning how to fall.

Infants who are learning to walk don’t move forward in one continuous straight line.They take a step, lose their balance and fall.They speed forward, stop short, fall backward. …


How does creativity keep us hopeful and resourceful?

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Creativity coach and founder of PDX Vox, Marie Schumacher spoke with me onDisobedient Femmes about why cultivating creativity is important for being our authentic selves, being able to deal with change effectively and offer some ways that we can develop creative resilience…


An Interview with writer Kate Hodges

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On Disobedient Femmes, I interviewed author Kate Hodges who has just published Warriors Witches, and Women: Mythology’s Fiercest Females.

Ms. Hodges discusses how both feminism and stories about monsters and ghosts helped inspire her book, which is a compendium of fascinating female figures from…


( And For Those Who are Afraid to Try)

The Mark by Suzanne LaGrande

I’m a big picture thinker. I love thinking about the future and the cosmos and what it all means. It’s a tendency I enjoy, as I am often swept up by ideas that, like the wind, transport me to places I’ve never been.

However, I am coming to understand how…


You cannot measure yourself accurately using other people’s rulers.

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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” — Goethe

Do not study how to be like anyone else. Study, how you may become more yourself.

Ignore the messages telling you that you are not okay, that someone else knows…


A channeled message from the artist formerly known as Prince

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This day is the opening gambit, the entrance to a gate. On the other side is everything you’ve been wanting to be, to become.

Ask for more help. You have a very loud team of cheerleaders.You …


Collage by Suzanne LaGrande ©2021

Changing them won’t make the difference:Changing ourselves will.

When I taught Public speaking, one of the assignments was to do a persuasive speech and include a call to action — something that those who were convinced by the speaker could do to show their support.

I noticed that the solutions…

Suzanne LaGrande

Writer, artist, host of Disobedient Femmes & The Voice Plays podcasts. Interested in personal transformation & collective liberation. suzannelagrande.com

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