Two short pieces I'd written as part of my TMA - one a poem about Cork and one about life, death and writing during Covid were published this summer. I feel validated as a writer. Not that publication means it's good or makes me a better person, but it just reminded me that what I write can have a larger audience than just me, in my living room, with my red leather journal and a cup of coffee, scribbling away. I'm getting braver.
The curtain falls: https://herstryblg.com/true/2021/8/10/the-curtain-falls
I liked your post "the curtain falls" A very good description of your mother and an insight into her life and her hopes and dreams to become an artist. Very well written.