Never not looking through old notebooks
Like many others, I first knew Cheryl Strayed as Sugar, the anonymous, hugely loving, cleanly honest advice columnist for The Rumpus. The person I pictured was faceless, formless, with hands extended in blessing—an icon of sorts, haloed, something to which you pray. Samantha Dunn alludes to this phenomenon of imagining Sugar in her blurb for Tiny Beautiful Things: “I belong to the Church of Sugar.”
My newest review for The Female Gaze!
Grace Paley, quoted by Nell Freudenberg in an interview for The Believer (via leopoldgursky)