You Don’t Need an Achilles’ Tendon to Be a Freelance Writer

You Don’t Need an Achilles’ Tendon to Be a Freelance Writer

I felt pretty much zero panic about how I would continue to earn my living and support my family. I honestly didn’t give a single thought to my livelihood in that crisis moment. And that’s because I’m a freelance writer.

Why My Daughter Never Has To Worry About Me Losing My Job

Why My Daughter Never Has To Worry About Me Losing My Job

There seems to be a general perception that freelancing is inherently insecure, that no matter how long or successfully you’ve been doing it you’re always just a few beats away from a devastatingly bad month. But this isn’t true.

Can You Really Freelance During Your Kids’ Naptimes?

Can You Really Freelance During Your Kids’ Naptimes?

Just because the career is amazingly flexible doesn’t mean it’s magical. It’s pretty dang hard to design and execute a full-fledged career as a freelancer while simultaneously parenting.

No Wonder Women Like Freelancing

No Wonder Women Like Freelancing

Is it any wonder that we are increasingly turning to self-employment to design the kind of work life that actually works for us?

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Your Time Is Your Own

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Your Time Is Your Own

I’m writing this monthly series about the joys and challenges of full-time freelancing, and it turns out that in many cases the joys are the same as the challenges — usually two sides of the same coin. That is certainly true with the question of 

Gendered Social Conditioning FTW, Just This Once

Gendered Social Conditioning FTW, Just This Once

You just know the “spice” in that phrase “sugar and spice and everything nice” isn’t chili powder or paprika, but cinnamon and nutmeg. Girls and women are expected to be as palatable as apple pie.  But of course despite the sweet imagery that “everything nice” 

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You’re Your Own Boss

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You’re Your Own Boss

Now that freelancing is exploding in the US workforce, everyone has an opinion about it.  Is it the best, most freeing career path ever or a hell of insecurity and stress? Is it a giant engine of creative empowerment or the downfall of civilized society? 

Women Are Awesome!

Women Are Awesome!

A big reason I started this site is to contribute to an alternative narrative about women’s capabilities. I describe this on the “Why Freelance Women?” page, and I hope to reiterate it frequently in different ways over time on this blog. So here’s me reiterating