Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Myths of Medusa and Pygmalion: Finding Flexibility

Over the last few months I’ve noticed a stiffening in my body, due to lack of movement mostly. My body is big and heavy to move around, which dis-incentivizes me from moving, which of course just makes things worse. Because … Continue reading

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A Bit More History, and How Will I Do This? The Plan.

Last week I wrote about some of the body expectations I grew up with, and how they shaped the way that I live in my body. I’d like to continue now to share a bit about how I’ve done in … Continue reading

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Why Stories Matter

If I’ve learned anything in my years studying myth and story, its that stories matter. The stories we tell about ourselves matter. The stories that are told about us matter. Today is my second day into this project, and I’d … Continue reading

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A Poem to start off with

This poem was in one of my college textbooks, and it’s stuck with me all these years. I dug it up today: “Fat”-Conrad Hilberry Wait. What you see is another person hanging here. I am the girl who jumps the … Continue reading

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Introductions, and what this project is about

Greetings, dear friends. My name is Allison Stieger, and I’m an author and speaker working with mythology. I write on myth at my site Mythic Stories, and I write on myth and creativity at The Creativity Post. However, this project … Continue reading

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