I enjoy good writing and humor, so when there is a death within the writing community I admire, I feel it necessary to take note. Molly Ivins, passed away on January 31st. Her wit and insights are wonderful and there will be a hole not easily filled by her passing.
I live on the edges or margins of many parts of our society. Yet women like Ivins demonstrate strength every bit as valuable as the characters in Alvarez' or Cofer's novels. More importantly, by speaking to and about those in position of power, Ivins and other women writers help me consider my place in the world.