"Even when we’re our happy selves living our best lives out here, we’re not thinking through the most of what we deserve."
"We don’t allow people to see what it’s like to really balance regular life along with your writing."
"Place-making, as a verb, is a process."
"I’ve never experienced a piece of writing by Kearney without having a list of things to study and research afterward. That’s exciting to me."
"Incandescent embraces the craft of poetry as a radical act, drawing on its oral traditions and channeling a history of feminism and social justice in the wake of a chaotic political climate."
"I used to sit half-awake, squeezing in a morning shift at the Midtowne shopping center before heading to class or work, watching a never-ending stream of moms, busy business folks, people sporting colorful yoga pants and other early risers pop in and out of Paninis & Co."
“When I got here, I was kind of shocked that there wasn’t a plus size scene at all.”
"It’s not just a clothing brand. I want it to stand for something more than a pencil skirt."
"I want to live a saved life/
The trembling kind"
"A lot of men hate women. And a lot of musicians, artists, and entertainers regularly collaborate with violent men because unfortunately, sexual violence and the oppression of women aren’t career dealbreakers."
"Even the trees fall apart to prepare for beauty/and they’ve been watching the world end for hundreds of years."
"Yet we could only stand still, breathless, still—silent as they swayed"