Author Archives: Katrina Anne Willis

About Katrina Anne Willis

Professional copywriter, author, friend, lover, dreamer, drinker of red wine.

Mama’s Day

When we were little, my mom made all my cousins laugh. She created a game by dividing us up–April, Amy, Erin, Carrie, and I. The team that didn’t laugh at her antics won the prize. Of course, Mom always assigned … Continue reading

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Clarity in the Silence

In her “Misfit’s Manifesto,” the brilliant Lidia Yuknavitch states, “I am not the story you made of me.” Narratives are interesting. A different lens, an alternative look, and the story goes in a totally different direction. New eyes, an added … Continue reading

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The Choosing

Those of you who’ve read my work for a long time know I’m not one to mince words or smooth the rough edges. Life is messy and hard, and my role as a writer is not to pave the way … Continue reading

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Freckles and All

I hated my freckles when I was little. They were unwelcome stains across my face, on my chest, covering my arms. My best friend had long, straight Marcia Brady hair and perfect, pale skin. I was all unruly red curls … Continue reading

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It Is Not a Lie

I was recently reduced to this by one I thought once loved me: You are nothing but a user, a taker, a fraud. You have lived a lie your entire life. When a family redefines itself, many ugly words are … Continue reading

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In the Quiet Spaces

some people when they hear your story. contract. others upon hearing your story, expand. and this is how you know  ~ Nayyirah Waheed   It’s been over seven months since I came out.   Long enough to cry a few … Continue reading

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Love Is Love Is Love

Dear Ones, these are probably the most important words I have ever shared with you. Some of you know, some of you are wondering, some of you are speculating. Today, I’m here to clear the air, to tell the story … Continue reading

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