Dear Daughter is a weekly writing blog consisting of letters, poems, excerpts, quotes and videos dedicated to Joan's daughter, Emma. Where she provides her daughter with insight to her life as a mother, while describing the happenings of the world.
Joan also dedicates her writings to all mothers who are seeking to find their own voice. Mothers who feel their identity no longer exists since they gave life to another.
Motherhood is a trying blessing. It can be both rewarding and exhausting. Mothers wear many hats in attempt to keep up with what is expected of them.
Joan would like to send a message to all mothers:
"I am here to tell you that it is okay to not have it all together or figured out. It is acceptable to be a mother who seeks to fulfill her identity outside of being a mother. It is encouraged that you set your own goals.
There is no need to feel guilty when taking care of yourself. After all, you too need nurturing in order to grow."
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Soapbox is a chapbook which shines light on a series of both social and personal issues Joan has encountered. A series of literary poems that otherwise when spoken in public may seem like rants.
Soapbox is a platform written to ignite a dialogue to be had. These dialogues will address experiences and issues usually ignored by the public due to the uncomfortable nature of their content.
If we do not address the topics which make us uncomfortable, how can we ever produce change?
Time to get on that Soapbox and tell them how you feel.
Life is a marathon full of lessons you learn along the way. There is nothing you can't learn about yourself in 26.2 miles.
Opening wounds you thought healed and sealing those which haven't. There is no stopping, there is no quitting until you cross the finish line.
Medals aren't rewards, they symbolize life lessons.
From the starting line to the finish line, Joan recaps her past and present life.
Life's Miles is a memoir that explores the life lessons Joan has learned through running.