Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely

Author Anne Jackson is a refreshingly honest person.  And it’s that refreshing honesty she brings to her latest book, Permission to Speak Freely, a combination of essays, poetry, and artistic confession (read review).   Her message to readers is simple—you are not alone.  Delivering the message via her book was a two year process that beganContinue reading “Anne Jackson Gives Others Permission to Speak Freely”

Book Review:: Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

“What is one thing you feel you can’t say in church?”  It’s a question author Anne Jackson posed on her blog, receiving a worldwide response.  Readers mailed hundreds of confessions, some artistic, some simply written on index cards to Jackson who cataloged the responses on  Jackson uses these artistic avowals along with essays andContinue reading “Book Review:: Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson”

True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.

Several months ago I started making silly confesstions on my Twitter to which my friend asked, “What is this, ‘True Confessions’?”  Thus True Confessions Friday was born.  Although I’ve been terrible at keeping up with it, I want to try to integrate “True Confessions Friday” onto  Backseat Writer. These won’t be PostSecret-style secrets or deepContinue reading “True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.”

Take 5 with PostSecret’s Frank Warren

By Amy Sondova What started as a small community art project has become a world-wide phenomenon, such is the power of art and secrets in the Internet age, such is the power of PostSecret. The concept is simple—decorate a postcard anyway you like with a secret that no one else knows, and mail it toContinue reading “Take 5 with PostSecret’s Frank Warren”