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For the June issue of Curve magazine, I connected with Ariel Levy to discuss “too much” women and her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply. The interview and book review are in the Pride issue and on newsstands now.

 

 

During our interview, I asked Ariel why she published this memoir about losing the life she was authoring for herself, which included being a reporter, wife, and mother. She did not spare herself. Ariel went well beyond the writer’s call to sit down with the page and open a vein.

Yet writing is one thing, publishing another.

“These extraordinarily intense things happen to the human female animal around the reproductive system,” she responded. “If you’re female, you will have some kind of drama around menstruation or pregnancy or birth or menopause.”

Ariel continued; noting that as a feminist, she believed:

“The whole world of human reproduction in the human female animal—that affects half the human population—is not something that is a subject for literature much. So I felt strongly that this was a legitimate subject to write about and that it was worthwhile.”

Through Ariel’s willingness to put her life on the page, to lay her mind and body bare, we can become better acquainted with our own thoughts, discover shared experiences, and challenge our perceptions as we keep evolving, generation after generation.

This is the revolutionary Mother Nature of memoir.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina is the gem of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Whether you’re seeking spring blooms, summertime farmer’s markets, fiery fall foliage, or a winter hideaway, Blowing Rock beckons you to come enjoy the Appalachian air.

In Curve magazine’s 2014 Travel Special, I highlight where to stay, go, and eat in the high-country village of Blowing Rock.

Where to Stay: Westglow Resort and Spa

Where to Stay: Westglow Resort and Spa

Where to Go: Boone Fork Loop Trail in Julian Price Memorial Park

Where to Go: Boone Fork Loop Trail in Julian Price Memorial Park

Where to Eat: Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar on Wonderland Trail

Where to Eat: Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar on Wonderland Trail

To read more about my trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, pick up a March issue of Curve at B&N or subscribe.

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