An Invitation to Cross the Threshold
Jan26

An Invitation to Cross the Threshold

  . . .   Dear Sister Artist, Writer, Reader, Please accept our invitation to a buoyant celebration of the completed publication of Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices, A Room of Her Own’s digital anthology. Savor the ways in which we have each been a voice answering a voice standing on the shoulders of other female voices across time. Cross the threshold, shoulder to shoulder. Paint a new world where our room...

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Paint a New World Where Our Room is the Waves
Dec29

Paint a New World Where Our Room is the Waves

  . . . We release the assumption that there is only one destination for distinguished arts and letters to paint a new world where our room is the waves Our Anthem _________________________________________________________   Dear Sister Artist, Writer, Reader,   Our December edition of WAVES presents the final section of Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices anthology. This transcribed Q&A between the luminous...

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Our Hands Are Water Wings
Nov24

Our Hands Are Water Wings

  Women make waves when . . . We release the safety of a select, bounded circle around our creative lives to open what is precious and valuable to us for engagement and expansion We release the injustice of a woman’s “duty” to claim the agency which sustains our creative wellbeing   What will you release and reclaim? Download Our Anthem Join Us for Sisterhood Camp   _______________________________   Our...

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A Spinning Thread of Connection
Oct27

A Spinning Thread of Connection

  _______________________________   Audre Lorde asks: What do we want from each other after we have told our stories . . . Whom do we need in order to help us grasp the truth that lies in wait (for us, for others) in our story but that alone we do not have the strength to grasp? Who can help us, or enable us, to survive our story?   What Does a Woman Want: Reading and Sexual Difference by Shoshana Felman  ...

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Your Voices Are Searchlights
Sep29

Your Voices Are Searchlights

  Dear Creative Sister, When we dare to meet in the deepest pools of creative intention, how will we introduce ourselves?   A Room of Her Own’s long vision is to amass a multimedia mother archive of the collective memory and storied history of women artists and writers. Weaving the diverse voices of our radiant Waves Anthology together with newly-submitted creative work, responses to The Q, Global Camps, and more, each...

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A Wish for Wings
Aug26

A Wish for Wings

  Dear Creative Sister, When we dare to meet in the deepest pools of creative intention, how will we introduce ourselves?   A Room of Her Own’s long vision is to amass a multimedia mother archive of the collective memory and storied history of women artists and writers. Weaving the diverse voices of our radiant Waves Anthology together with newly-submitted creative work, responses to The Q, Global Camps, and more, each...

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Beautiful Still, But Changed
Jul28

Beautiful Still, But Changed

  Waves Edition Title from Café de Artistes by Sally Taylor Tawil   _________________________________________________________   A Room of Her Own’s long vision is to amass a multimedia mother archive of the collective memory and storied history of women artists and writers. Weaving the diverse voices of our radiant Waves Anthology together with newly-submitted creative work, responses to The Q, Global Camps, and...

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Ear to Water, Heart to Current*
Jun30

Ear to Water, Heart to Current*

  *Not Always by Denise Miller _________________________________________________________   Being held by the history and blood of women from everywhere possible as well as the future. To gift the mentorship that has helped me grow and that I was able to pass on to others while I lived. To help other women form and grow forward in a way of their choosing. To leave this earth with pride in how I have joined with others to...

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Everything Shining and Invisible
May26

Everything Shining and Invisible

Quiero estar dentro de tu más oscuro todo. I want to be inside your darkest everything. – Frida Kahlo     “Generativity” by Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus, section image for Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices   Read More   _________________________________________________________   My Bones Are In You [each title is a link to the individual work]   No Love Letters by Helen Casey Legacy by...

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Solving for What Will Remain
Apr29

Solving for What Will Remain

  “I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.” – Zora Neale Hurston     “Golden One” by Lyndia Radice, section image for Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices   Read More   _________________________________________________________   This World I Want You to Save [each title is a link to the individual work]   Black Cat in a Field by Beverly...

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Burst Forth and Bloom
Mar31

Burst Forth and Bloom

  Our room is the WAVES. A Room of Her Own’s long vision is to amass a multimedia mother archive of the collective memory and storied history of women artists and writers. Weaving the diverse voices of our radiant Waves Anthology together with newly-submitted creative work, responses to The Q, Global Camps, and more, each WAVES edition is a glittering droplet in this expansive project for the ages. WAVES is not only our...

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She Holds the Light Within Her
Feb24

She Holds the Light Within Her

  “The Light Keeper” Берегиня Світла artwork by displaced Ukrainian photographer Ksenia Lisna What does my art mean to me: Coming as I do from a port city and shipbuilding centre in the southern region of Ukraine, the ethos of sea, sky, and steppe are never far away. Mykolayiv is situated on the river Buh, which flows into The Black Sea. Here, the water is deep. During the Cold War, Mykolayiv included a military base,...

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Claiming What’s Ours
Jul01

Claiming What’s Ours

On Claiming What’s Ours (A Distinctly Feminine Examination) In the Spring of 2022, TIDES heard the call from our Literary Ancestor Audre Lorde: “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” We asked ourselves: What if AROHO removed “master” and its...

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Your Work Matters
May27

Your Work Matters

We see each woman’s work as a brush stroke in the portrait of creative women. If the way in to our deepest work is by invitation, come, reveal yourself:   The invitation my creative heart wants to receive is ___. The invitation my creative heart wants to give is ___.   Contribute your response Submit your creative work to Waves _________________________________________________________                              ...

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We Are Bonded By Women’s Long History
Mar25

We Are Bonded By Women’s Long History

Dear Creative Woman,   It is important to understand that women’s culture is never a subculture. It would hardly be appropriate to define half of humanity as a subculture.   “The Creation of Patriarchy” by Gerda Lerner   _________________________________________________________   This eye is not for weeping its vision       must be unblurred though tears are on my face its intent is clarity      ...

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Together, Our Life Our Art
Feb26

Together, Our Life Our Art

My dear women artists. Here together, we’re generating the faith and the hope that by being together we can help one another make the writing life easier, make the writing life joyous. I remember as a girl – I think I was about eight years old – when I said “Oh, the writer’s life is for me.” And then, not too many years after that, “Oh, why did I want that?” . . . Do we have to make a choice between life and art?  ...

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A Message of Courage, Love and Hope
Jan28

A Message of Courage, Love and Hope

In an AROHO demitasse . . . we spoke about the reality of our bodies making the art that we make. What sheds off. What’s observed through the window-pane. What’s left. What’s still arriving. What the frequency is. Through these words, typed as dusk falls in East England, the sky an indigo tilt, I send you a message of courage, love and hope. For your practice. For your work. For who you are becoming: alongside the...

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Braiding Water and Light
Dec18

Braiding Water and Light

  “Is there a way that art-making or writing practice is a way of stepping out of toxic lineage, as much as it is a braiding or weaving of water and light?” — Bhanu Kapil Submit your response   “I wished that woman would write . . . so that other women, other unacknowledged sovereigns, might exclaim: I too, overflow; my desires have invented new desires, my body knows unheard of songs.” — Hélène...

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Conjuring Sisterhood
Nov19

Conjuring Sisterhood

A GATHERING LIKE NONE OTHER — GIFT EXCHANGE, NO POSTAGE. “We should conjure sisterhood wherever we can.” — Ava Duvernay _________________________________________________________     “One Moment” by Sylvan Adams   Read More Donate and Join A Room of Her Own with Bhanu Kapil     “I am ready to release the devastating gasps of self-doubt and debilitating fear. My breath shall be pure...

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Bring to Life What’s in Your Heart and Mind
Oct08

Bring to Life What’s in Your Heart and Mind

OUR WAY IS SISTERHOOD AND RECIPROCITY Our global sisterhood is growing, and it matters. Your donation makes room for us all. We thank you. Give to AROHO and receive gifts of sisterhood Donate     “As a mestiza I have no country, my homeland cast me out; yet all countries are mine because I am every woman’s sister … ” — Gloria Anzaldúa       “37th Floor” by Mimi Dobelle...

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