Lessons Learned (and Still Learning)

Author Elise Stephens reflects on her time in the Cascadia Artist Residency On Ash Wednesday, I stood before my church and shared the intimate broken details of my family’s journey through miscarriage. This was more than a story, more than a personal account of grief. This had been made into a church service liturgy. I’d prayed over the words I was going to share. I knew they were true and whole and also that they’d cost me dearly. I’d traversed a deep darkness to get them and I’d emerged with pieces of heartbreak and hope. The Cascadia Residency is...

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