Flygirl: Get Gutsy

Vernice Armour, AKA FlyGirl, recorded this video just for Iron Butterflies Project.  She is a world renown author and speaker and we are thrilled to have her as part of our community. After listening to her story below, check out her site: http://vernicearmour.com ...

Poem of Joy and Freedom

By Marianna Dydek Waite My story is one of my joy and freedom. I once lived a life based on a balance of trust along side a faint and haunting noise of mistrust. Fear and mistrust are very noisy, indeed, distracting and misleading. Love is not. Love is clear, sure and...

Peace, Love and Butterflies

By Drake White, The Nectar Bar “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” ~Ariana Dancu The lesson of the butterfly is letting go of the past and moving forward into...

Jumping Into Life

By Rochelle Dornatt Every week I climb a 23-foot ladder to a little platform, steel my nerves…and jump off. Once I land, I get up and do it all over again. And again. And again. I am a trapezist. Yes, I fly trapeze. Just like in the circus. Well, maybe not exactly...

Wonder Woman

By Kay Lynn Means Darling Growing up in East Texas in the 70s may have had its own challenges. But, for Kay Lynn, it meant a chance for her to do something that many women had not done before. By 1975 at the age of 19, Kay Lynn found herself divorced and in need of a...

How Failure Made My Writing Stronger

By Nathan Cunningham I crossed the finish line of my last semester at college like an exhausted racehorse, limping, panting, in last place but glad to make it to the end. I commuted more than sixty miles every day for class. I had a one-year-old at home and my wife...

Curing The Quarter-Life Crisis Behind a Bar

By Kali Rogers I found myself at a bar. I wasn’t drunk, though drunk people were definitely there. I wasn’t on the prowl looking for my future husband, though plenty of potential suitors roamed the stools. I wasn’t even with a group of girlfriends catching up on our...