a story quilt

The last time great news about this space came to me, I was looking for something in the plumbing aisle at the hardware store. This time, I was cooking dinner while watching the kids chase bubbles in the backyard. 


My first reaction was to look out the window, where I fully expected to see Sharon blowing bubbles with the kids. Then I noticed the link.

And there I found my own little square.

First, I took a big gulp of air.

Second, I cried.

Third, I stirred the pasta. 

Finally, I tweeted Sharon repeatedly to make sure it wasn't a mistake. And she made me cry some more. 

Take a look at this picture. 

Do you see the same beautiful story quilt I do?

Each square telling its own story.

Each square holding memories, joy, sadness, laughter, hope.

Each square carefully chosen and stitched together by a group of women who understand that we're all in this together.

Thank you for placing me here.

Thank you for giving me something to wrap myself up in when I'm feeling unsure. 

Thank you for making me part of a beautiful story. 





Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.