I have a special place in my heart for Western North Carolina Woman Magazine, which celebrates the "strength, wisdom and grace of women." It's a magazine that I can always count on for interesting profiles and articles along with some outstanding pieces of prose and poetry. Even more fun is that all these things are from and about women in my "neighborhood," Western North Carolina.
I was lucky enough to have a piece included when they re-printed some of the essays and poetry from Clothes Lines back in December 2009.
The March 2011 issue focuses on "Coming of Age." My friend, Marlisa Mills, contributes to WNC, and chose me as a person to profile. Marlisa is one of those exceptional women who always manages to make others feel special. She has a talent for making us all sound interesting, even though we know, deep down, we're not. EXCEPT, in those small ways that we each own. Our own uniqueness makes us each special. It takes someone like Marlisa to sometimes help us remember them. And celebrate ourselves. Thank you, Marlisa for helping me see the little bit of specialness that is me.
If you'd like to read this fun piece - here you go - Kaye Wilkinson Barley Enjoying the Mysteries of Life - I hope you enjoy it.