For me, it is my family, my roots, my upbringing...
In returning to Indian folkloric and mythic traditions in my creative writing, I hope to honor that link between myself and the long line of foremothers and forefathers who came before me. In doing this writing for and about young people, I hope to extend that legacy to my own children, and all those who come after me.
So I guess it's fitting that my friend Monica Broderick's blog "3 Sisters Village Moving Memoirs" has a recurring creative interview segment called "Tribe Tributes."
I am so very honored to have been included in the 3 sisters tribe, and to have been given the chance to honor my own 'tribe' in doing so. (The '3 sisters' and I all went to college together - so it's a chance to celebrate another fantastic 'tribe' as well)
To read the entire interview - and learn about my creative roots, my process, as well as fundamental questions like why I don't eat either ice cream or froyo, please go here:
3 Sisters Village Tribe Tribute
The site is a fantastic resource for creative inspiration and community - so dig around and enjoy!