This post is excellent and needs to be read! As K.C. Redding-Gonzalez says, “Brandy Maxie is a Bone Woman, a keeper of sacred Voice.”
As writers, it is a grail second only to the holy one of publication… finding and using your Voice…
And here in the last days of Women in Horror Month, comes Brandy Maxie – at once a beautiful, striking young woman and a single, solitary figure standing in tears and alone at the DAPL protest campground, being vacated under threat of arrest.
Some would say the reporter covered her because of that: a vulnerable and pretty woman is always good press. But I say the reason is otherwise. Brandy Maxie is a Bone Woman, a keeper of sacred Voice.
Voice is about Knowledge, and Power, and Heart.
So clearly distressed, so clearly heartbroken, her words rattle the houses of denial where we all choose to live, a Powerful wind born of the earth itself. Her tears are transformative, even as she does not seem to know it yet –…
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