About Me

Photo by Sarah Hubbell


Welcome to my little corner of the world. My name is Melanie Coffee and I hope you stay awhile, or at least come back every now and again to say hello.

I am a Kansas girl who spent her 20s and early 30s in Chicago, so it also feels like home. We moved to Portland, Ore. in 2013, and as I write this, we are still getting our sea legs so to speak.

I created She’sWrite in 2010 because I wanted to write. I write for a living, always have, but it’s been as a journalist. Yearning for objectivity, not inserting my opinion, but a just-the-facts-ma’am approach. While some stories touched my heart, others bored me to tears. This blog I wanted to write for myself. To say what I want to say and how I want to say it. No rules. Just me.

I’m a mom of two, a wife and a career woman, who loves food, red wine, clothes and talking about all of the above. Among my friends I’m the one who helps bring people together, the one who schedules the brunches, girls’ night out or weekend getaways. Women, as my husband says, are strange creatures. We are. We’re strange and wonderful and I love us.

Moreso I love bringing us together. I think it’s important to take time out to connect with each other. Since time is a tight commodity, we turn to the blogosphere and that’s where you and I can connect. At She’sWrite you’ll find my dreams, fears, frustrations, successes, and maybe even a little bit of yourself.

Hopefully this blog will give a bit of something to everyone. Validations for moms that they’re not crazy, for career women that it is tough, we just have to be tougher, also for us everyday girls that it’s important to be goofy just for the sheer fun and release. And for guys reading She’sWrite, maybe it’ll help give you a little more insight to the strange, wonderful creatures that we are.

Here’s some of my more popular posts:

Subscribe to my blog, or find me on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest or shoot me an email at sheswrite9 (at) gmail.com. I don’t mind how you reach me, let’s just be sure to connect.

27 Responses to About Me

  1. Megan Poindexter says:

    NICE! :) Thanks for starting a blog, seemingly just for me, to give me your review of American Idiot!

  2. Pingback: She’sWrite Part Deux « She'sWrite

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I’d love to feature you on my blog: http://www.momsarehuman.com as a mom of mah. Please let me know if you’re interested (momsarehuman@gmail.com).

    Love your blog!

  4. Pingback: Leaving The Writer’s Loft | She'sWrite

  5. CoolMama says:

    I know that photo wasn’t there the last time I read this page, was it? Anyway, LOVE seeing the photo…it’s so nice to put a face to the words!

  6. sheswrite says:

    Lol! You’re right, I recently added it. At first I was hesitant to put my pic up there, but then decided to do so. So yep, dat’s me. :)

  7. This is great! I enjoy reading your thoughts. You have a very fluid writing style that is relaxing, yet thought-provoking. I’ll enjoy following you, and hearing your voice. You are awesome! Keep writing the writes and the wrongs!

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog:) I’m a transplanted Kansan! Grew up outside of Boston. Never expected to live more than half my life as a Midwesterner.

  9. Tina says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love how you talk about being the one to bring people together! I enjoy doing those kinds of things too! So fun to sit and gab with a bunch of girlfriends or even new friends!

  10. Melanie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :). I was just trying to ‘follow’ you, is that a blogger only thing or can you do that with WordPress too?

    • sheswrite says:

      You know I’m kinda clueless on those things. The best way I suspect is to subscribe to my blog, the button to do so is along the right underneath the Tags. :)

  11. The site looks fantastic! Congrats! I enjoy your posts and your honesty, so keep doing what you are doing!

  12. silly blahgs says:

    boo! i’m following you. don’t be skeerd. i come in peace ;)

  13. Sabrina says:

    I found you! Nice chatting with you last night. Off to check out your blog now…..loved the intro.

  14. Jamie says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog today.

    I am so excited I came on here! I really enjoy your writing and I think we have a lot of common interests!

    oh, btw, I also participated in the Target Nurse-In! So cool to hear about someone else that did.

    I’m off to go check out more of your blog!

  15. So happy I got to meet you (if even for a moment and a picture). What a beautiful place you have here. Such a warmth. I am excited to get to know you more!!! -LV

    • sheswrite says:

      It was great meeting you as well. Not only do you have a fabulous hair style, you’re disposition is so sunny. :) Looking forward to talking with you more.

  16. Pingback: SPOTLIGHT CORNER RETURNS with @Sheswrite | Sammie Love

  17. An invitation: I am hosting Marge Piercy at the Standard Club at 7 pm on April 18. She may be of interest! And, if you are writing about education, I hope you will keep Shimer in mind. To RSVP to the free event go to this site: http://shimerpresentspiercy.eventbrite.com

    Susan Henking
    Shimer College

    ps: I also blog at Chicago is Our Campus

  18. Demond says:

    I am onboard. Ready to follow!

  19. Venus says:

    I just watched you on YouTube. I love the way you write. I love writing and am always trying to improve. I’ll be following your blog. Congrats on being the Voice of the Year

  20. Tisha says:

    Hi! I love your blog! You have a new stalker here :-)

    • sheswrite says:

      Yay! I love stalkers! Well, the healthy ones such as yourself. ;) Happy that you like the blog. Let me know if you think there’s more topics or stories you think I should write about. :)

  21. Jessica says:

    Hello there,

    My name is Jessica Hutchins and I’m a professional blogger.

    I have over seven years of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of topics.

    I noticed that you have a blog – {blog url}
    … and was wondering if you would be interested to allowing me to write relevant topics on your blog.

    Please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you some topics from where we can get started

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Kind Regards,
    Jessica Hutchins
    Writer and Blogger

  22. Yulunda says:


    Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I totally understand adjusting to a new city with family, especially children.

    I am enjoying your blog thus far and have already followed you on Twitter.

    Let’s continue to expect great things.

    BTW, love the name of your blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>