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“Braver Than You Think”: Abalene

“Braver Than You Think”: Abalene

By Maggie Downs In this excerpt from Braver Than You Think, Maggie is in the small village of Nqileni, South Africa, where she finds a sense of home — and reminders of her mom — on the other side of the world. THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE VILLAGE, AND I...
When a Disease is Calling the Shots

When a Disease is Calling the Shots

by Patti Davis Of all the wise and reliable things that Dr. Anthony Fauci has said, I was particularly struck when he said, “You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.” Anyone who has dealt with an incurable disease has, at some point, had to accept...
COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires Poem From WAM Community Member

COVID-19 Pandemic Inspires Poem From WAM Community Member

By Tara Middleton Ever since I could write, poetry has been a cathartic channel for healing, raw self-expression and true connection. Along my own mental health journey, the art has allowed me to heal through a creative and vulnerable lens. This poem was inspired by...