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About Tisa

Founded in 2007, Writing the World, LLC, provides writing and writing-related assistance, public speaking, and nonprofit services. For them, writing invites ideas, histories, connections, creations, dreams, and aspirations to come to life. They follow their Founder's, Tisa M. Anders', motto: As we write the world, may we also right it with justice, nonviolence, and peace. Anders brings her many years of professional expertise to the service of the general public and academia in this sacred process of writing: over 20 years' experience as a published author, independent scholar, and executive manager in the nonprofit arena.

Gladys Bentley: Formidable and Fascinating

In honor of Black History month, a biographical sketch of Gladys Bentley is forthcoming!

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Acting as Citizens* and Living Our Values: Letter to the Members of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (and all peoples!) by Julie Reiskin, Executive Director, CCDC

Introductory note from Dr. Anders: I receive so many activist and social justice email messages these days, I don’t always have the time or energy to read them. I am so grateful that Julie Reiskin’s New Year’s message to the … Continue reading

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2017 Blue Christmas/Longest Night Services: Continued Comfort by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

The holiday season is not jolly for everyone, especially with recent deaths in our families along with ongoing grieving and other difficulties of the season. Thankfully, many Protestant churches throughout the United States offer Blue Christmas or Longest Night Services … Continue reading

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Monuments and Markers By Tisa M. Anders, PhD

  Monuments in public spaces, along with related critical issues or actions, have been front and center recently due to the Charlottesville, North Carolina tragedy. One young woman was murdered while protesting a white nationalist rally. Many questions emerge from these … Continue reading

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Concerts: Nurture for Our Souls in Good and Challenging Times by Tisa M Anders, PhD

  The night of June 15, 2017 brought joy to my heart and soul. Dear friend and neighbor Nan joined me for the 10th ABBA tribute concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater located just west of Denver,  Colorado in the … Continue reading

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Founding Story of Mother’s Day: Peace Plea Then, Peace Plea Now by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

The approach of Mother’s Day 2017 reminds me of the 19th-century peace origins of this holiday. In our hurting, broken world, may re-telling part of this story bring us hope and inspiration as we honor our mothers and the women … Continue reading

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Kindness Matters by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

My best friend from high school, Shari, regularly surprises me with care packages. I never know what fun, interesting items she has chosen for me. Books and magazines are always in the mix along with a variety of unusual items. … Continue reading

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Mary Engelbreit and L. Maria Child: Moving Beyond Popular Support to Do the Right Thing by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

WE HONOR MARY ENGELBREIT AND L. MARIA CHILD DURING THIS YEAR’S WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: TWO WHITE ALLIES IN SEPARATE CENTURIES, BOTH FIGHTING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit’s work began to inspire and give me hope in the 1990s. Her … Continue reading

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Honor Your Inner Voice by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

January comes to a close and we now greet February, the second month of this new year. For all of us, we live in a time of great change. For many of us, the majority of these changes are not … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas Services: an Invitation to Rest by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

Blue Christmas services, or Longest Night Services as they are also called, have turned into a vital holiday tradition for me. For years, the holidays were difficult as a consequence of tough family situations, including my parents’ nasty divorce when … Continue reading

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