Spicing Up the Tropics

Spicing Up the Tropics

Spicing Up the Tropics, by Kristine Madera First published in a food issue of WNC Woman Magazine In the jungle of Papua New Guinea, there are few options but to eat the local fare. My husband and I were posted in the craggy rural mountains of this beautiful but...
Feminista: The New F Word

Feminista: The New F Word

Feminists: The New F Word, by Kristine Madera Article first published in WNC Woman Magazine Remember the first time you said that deliciously illicit F word? Yes, that one. You know you’ve said it, even if only to yourself. You probably learned in school from the boys...
The Art of Desire

The Art of Desire

The Art of Desire by Kristine Madera Article first published in WNC Woman Magazine If you’ve been on this planet for more than ten years, then you’ve probably heard the evils of instant gratification—it makes you lazy, selfish, a bad citizen, and the queen of them...
What’s with the Buzz Cut? NEW

What’s with the Buzz Cut? NEW

It’s Your Statement, Not Mine   I get the giggles each time someone gives me “the look,” which I define as the brief, deer-in-the-headlights stare when they meet me, look at my hair and pause for a moment before they stammer out something, sometimes...