My Secret Identity

The God­dess of Gumbo is the title of a poetry col­lec­tion by–and a per­sonal nick­name for–Kendra Hamil­ton, M.F.A. and Ph.D., a writer liv­ing in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia. Pro­fes­sion­ally, I write about the tres san­gres of the Amer­i­can South: the three inter­wo­ven ances­tral lines of Amer­i­can Indi­ans, Africans and Euro­peans, their his­to­ries and sto­ries, their food ways and folk wis­dom. That can be pretty heavy–so in this blog I sim­ply try to have fun. I write about my exper­i­ments in the gar­den and with locally raised (and some­times wild) food. I write about my friends, my church, my com­mu­nity in this small South­ern city. I write about my jour­ney. Hope you enjoy the ride.

The god­dess greets the Vir­gin in Grand Coteau, La.

7 Comments

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  • Dear Melva, it’s awe­some to get the pos­i­tive feed­back. And nice to know that you found the infor­ma­tion use­ful. Some­times you’re writ­ing, writ­ing, writ­ing and it feels like you’re writ­ing to your­self, which is OK too, but bet­ter when there’s an audi­ence that likes the shar­ing! Any­way, I’ve changed my blog design and added another post so you should come check it out again and tell me what you think. I really like the new design. I think It’s sim­ple and clean and unclut­tered. But my web design guru friend tells me that it’s all wrong and peo­ple aren’t going to scroll down to find my blogroll and other stuff. So now I don’t know what to think. Be nice to have another opinion!

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  • Dear Iso­bel, it was great get­ting your feed­back. I’ve been blogging–sporadically, I admit–forever, and it was so nice hear­ing another voice in cyber­space. Any­way, I’ve gone with another blog theme and added another post so you should come check it out again and tell me what you think. I really like the new design. I think It’s sim­ple and clean and unclut­tered. But my web design guru friend tells me that it’s all wrong and peo­ple aren’t going to scroll down to find my blogroll and other stuff. So now I don’t know what to think. Be nice to have another opinion!

  • Very nice post. I just stum­bled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surf­ing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be sub­scrib­ing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  • Thanks so much! I’ve gone with another blog theme and added another post so you should come check it out again and tell me what you think. I really like the new design. I think It’s sim­ple and clean and unclut­tered. But my web design guru friend tells me that it’s all wrong and peo­ple aren’t going to scroll down to find my blogroll and other stuff. So now I don’t know what to think. Be nice to have another opinion!

  • Dear Kendra,

    Hello! I’m the fem­i­nist edi­tor of BlogHer. Nordette kindly turned me on to your won­der­ful blog and your recent post on vagi­nal atroc­i­ties. I wanted to let you know that we syn­di­cated your post in the Fem­i­nism sec­tion of BlogHer today! (Feb­ru­ary 28). Can you please con­tact me so I can arrange for you to be paid?

    Thanks again for let­ting us syn­di­cate your post.

    Best,
    Mona Gable

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