Our GUEST ROOM is a special place for our community of readers.
There are several interactive sections:
ASK AN EXPERT: Each month readers may respond to topic questions to be submitted to an expert in the field.
KINDNESS & KARMA: Respond to our "inspirational question of the month."
WE HEAR YOU: Reader stories, feedback, photos and special surveys.
Information regarding reader submissions, giveaways and surveys are also part of this space.
*Please note that readers may also suggest material for "Tidbits of Wisdom" - blurbs found throughout the site.
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Readers may submit original work for our BLANK CANVAS section (i.e. photography, fine art, poetry, essays, play excerpts, or music lyrics).
Photos: high-resolution, (300 dpi or higher) digital images.
Writing: First-person essays about relationships, experiences, travel, etc. (Word count: 500 to 750). Poetry, play excerpts, and musical lyrics (with audio) are also accepted. Please inquire.
* If your work is chosen to be featured, we will include a bio and links to your web page.
Tidbits of Wisdom
Can't Stop a Mama Bear...
Sojourner Truth gave birth to her children while being held as a slave in New York. In 1826, she escaped with her infant daughter, but had to leave her older children behind. New York was in the process of ending slavery, but she soon found out that her five-year-old son, Peter, had been sent to an Alabama plantation. His sale was illegal because New York's laws forbade the selling of a slave out of state.
Soujourner, now a free woman, filed a complaint and raised money for an attorney. Sojourner's actions forced the seller to bring her son back to New York in the spring of 1828.
We conduct interviews with women who have made an extraordinary difference in their communities. Do you know a dedicated humanitarian, entrepreneur or volunteer? Let us know!
Interviews are posted in our OPEN BOOK section. See contact information below.
** To be considered for an interview or to submit original work for consideration: