Linda Swan is an avid reader of fantasy, gardener of seedlings, and mother of a tiny nugget. She studied literature in college but has learned even more by diving into her experiences since graduation and taking risks, big or small. She is a slow and self-guided student of Buddhism who seeks peace within her life and compassion in her interactions. You may find her in the mountains of Asheville within the year, if all goes according to hope. Check out more of her writing at Discount Stories.
A conversation with Weléla Mar Kindred is a dance of kindness, openness, fierce intellect, and subtle movement. It was an honor for me to spend an hour getting to know such a rare soul. Weléla was born in Southern California but identifies strongly as a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation as well as of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.