Living my values—a change of heart

Shay Stewart-Bouley

Last year, I made an announcement that changes were in the works for Black Girl in Maine Media. Namely, that after offering my writing free of charge since 2008, I was planning on putting the bulk of my work behind a paywall on Patreon. It is the direction that most writers and bloggers have taken, …

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Not good-bye but a new direction: The future of BGIM

butterfly hanging upside down next to chrysalises

If you live long enough, you realize that nothing lasts forever, from relationships to careers to these containers we call bodies and so much else. Everything and everyone will eventually bite the dust or, at the very least, make major changes at some point to ensure their survival until their eventual demise. As uncomfortable as …

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