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:
- Semper Fi, A Marine’s Run
- Introducing Ethan Matthew
- How to talk about race with my biracial 5 year old
- An interesting first
- Another entry for my Mom of The Year nomination