Author Archives | Kristen Chapman Gibbons

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Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

WOMANIFESTO

February 9, 2017

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Originally posted on Libba Bray:
? Congratulations. You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me. You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old. You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone And a world made of lies and polyester. Congratulations. ? You have barked up the wrong…

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Feelings Are Not Your Enemy

June 14, 2016

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I don’t know about you, but the nonstop onslaught of terrible things has made me feel raw, vulnerable and afraid. Any polish I typically can muster has been discarded. I just don’t have the energy. Everything feels heavier. Almost like gravity’s been enhanced and we’re more beholden to dirt than ever. Covered up in it. […]

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Boom Boom Vs The Quickness

May 17, 2016

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Theme: Show & Tell – Tenx9 Nashville – Douglas Corner Cafe – Nashville The set up that wasn’t recorded was this: After nearly a decade working in the criminal justice system as a mental health/substance abuse counselor, I needed a break. The year was 1999. So, some crazy people at Laurel High School in Knoxville […]

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The Wave

May 17, 2016

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The wave is coming. I am tracking how the white is gathering at the tips. Studious and serene, I flow. Up and over. The wave is coming. My line of sight is to the white, but time has shifted and I am too much away from the Sea. Buckled and submerged. The wave is coming. […]

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my anxious heart

March 30, 2016

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Originally posted on katie joy crawford:
Spring of 2015 has been busy, trying, amazing and life changing. I have been through so many emotional peaks and valleys and finalizing my senior year has been such a cathartic experience. My Anxious Heart is nothing short of my child. I have battled anxiety for a decade, and I finally…

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Decoding Slut

January 27, 2016

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Originally posted on mainer74:
Recently I heard a joke which seemed to both capture our societal attitude towards female sexuality, and struck me in a very heathen sense as being deeply wrong. The joke compared men to keys and women to locks and concluded that a man whose key opens many locks is awesome, while…

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Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers

January 21, 2016

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Originally posted on Longreads:
Alex Mar | Atlas Obscura | January 2016 | 16 minutes (3,902 words) ? Our latest Exclusive is a new story by Alex Mar, author of the book Witches of America, co-funded by Longreads Members and published by Atlas Obscura. I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts When Jerome, the Catholic priest…

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POEM: The Jester

January 17, 2016

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The Jester with a fractured, well-protected heart catches the eye of the Queen. Recognizing the Playing of Parts, he amuses, she smiles tightly, but her eyes open a portal. And in a flash, they both feel the intimacy between them form a lock. The molecules slow to a steady pulse, revealing all unsaid. Seeing it […]

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Meet Kristen “Some Selective Fucks” Chapman Gibbons.

January 9, 2016

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There once was a girl who gave WAY too many fucks. Fucks about everything and everyone. Fucks about situations a world away. Fucks about the amount of fucks given, and fucks about those withheld. Over time, the girl grew lopsided. Her limbs heavy with all the fucks she insisted on carrying around. Her mind and […]

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2015: The Year Many Things Sucked and Many Other Things Didn’t

December 31, 2015

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Let’s start with things that belong in the sarlacc pit: Grief for those beautiful ones lost this year and not just to death…but to illness and accident and violence. My mother was diagnosed with Moderate Alzheimer’s this year and there is no sugarcoating how utterly terrible it is…for her and for all of us who love […]

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The hub for contemporary art in TN

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Bloggin bout 'Merika, Bloggin bout guns, Bloggin bout Freedom for guns in 'Merika

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