A Bird on His Hand: How We Give Meaning was published in Motherwell Magazine Sept. 2022. There’s much captured in this short piece including the challenges of parenting, understanding survival and coming to terms with loss.
Push Down, Turn: Phases of Treatment for Cancer was published in Cure Magazine Aug. 2021. The piece captures what it is like for many who live in that weird limbo that is cancer treatment (or any serious disease) in a state of cautious hopefullness.
Sometimes Yoda Makes Me Cry is a short essay about being the “keeper of the things.” Motherwell Magazine featured it on their social media in March 2021.
Feeling the Spirit of Phantom Boob Pain provides an opportunity to laugh a bit as you dive into some of the science behind breast reconstruction after cancer and the possibilities organ/tissue donors provide. It appeared in BluntMoms in Februrary 2021.
Find Peace in the Pandemic. Do Not Pickle the Eggs! Krista’s words of advice printed BluntMoms April 2020 during the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Healing happens when you least expect it. Krista’s poessay A Story of Healing in a Dressing Room (This Iridescent Dress) popped up in Motherwell Magazine in February 2020.
Need some motivation to worship GenX Goddesses? Look no further. BluntMoms published Krista’s Super Bowl LIV: GenX Goddesses for the Win in February 2020.
Me About Me!!!! as the Featured Artist in The Rain, Party Disaster Society Literary Magazine Artist Spotlight…. https://rpdsociety.tumblr.com/post/79412220808/artist-spotlight-poet-krista-farris Some has changed since I wrote this. Much has not. I am still obsessed with my weird belly button.
A Funny Thing Happened…
- Hmmm…..how to classify this one? Well, it is the first piece I wrote while being a breast cancer patient. Sounds dark doesn’t it? Well, it’s not! Here is Why I Will Never Ever Not Ever Write About My Breast Cancer …Unless it is for Blunt Moms November 2019.
- A lifetime of “researching” scents and other stimuli went into this piece. Krista sacrificed hours of her life on the Delt Sig dance floor so she could get 15 Ways I’m Basically a Frat House Mom right. She smelled socks and poked her own grey matter to ferret out if the fish she smells is friend or foe. BLUNT Moms featured this essay in April 2016.
- BLUNT Moms featured Krista’s break-up letter to the open letter format November 2015. Communication is good, except when it’s not. She hopes An Open Letter to the Open Letter Format makes you chuckle.
- One form of cleansing that unforgettable “bathroom moment” from one’s brain is to write about it. One never knows what lessons might emerge with the purge. Krista’s essay Dear Dan Aykroyd: Everything That Needs to Be Said About that Cookout first appeared in The Rain, Party and Disaster Society Magazine pg. 7 Vol. I, Issue IX, April 2014.
- It’s the unexpected races in life that provide surprising victories and deep joy. In Flush and Mush: How I Won the Morning School Rush Krista finds humor in the mundane frustrations of everyday life as a parent. The piece appears in Great Moments in Parenting March 2015.
…but Seriously Folks…
- I am Not Breast Cancer: A Patient’s Reality vs. Breast Cancer Marketing was written by Krista for UVA Health. Read it!
- This pick-me-up piece This Bunch of Beauty about friendship and flowers was published by Motherwell on its social media pages in 2020.
- On a friendship forged, lost, rediscovered and missed- Krista’s essay Die Job was first printed in Brain,Child-Brain, Mother Magazine’s Blog in November 2014.
- Krista explores the ambiguities of bullying and teenage play in her essay Quietly Bleeding published by Brain, Child- Bran,Mother Magazine’s Blog in January 2015 and was also promoted later by Grown and Flown in July 2015.
Like one stop shopping? You can see all three Brain, Child Magazine pieces by Krista here.
- Struck: The Pope is Wrong. There is No Dignity in Spanking BluntMoms was kind enough to post this opinion piece by Krista in March 2015.
- If you’ve ever felt ambivalence about parenting, politics, history, etc. you might enjoy Krista’s essay: A Trip to the Optometrist Office with My Son and a Gunman published on Scary Mommy’s Club Mid August 2015.
- A bout of cleaning turns into a moment of poignancy in the flash essay Half Melted, published by Mamalode August 2015.
- Children. They can make the mundane magical. Mamalode is home to Krista’s piece Why It Took Me Two Months to Recycle a Glad Bag in October 2015.
Krista feels honored to have both essays and poems included in The Good Men Project, especially since she’s surrounded by “good men” at home.
- Her essay We don’t need Big Brother- or Big Daddy to Punish Us… was published March 2017.
BluntMoms is edgy, funny and honest.
- The mag published Krista’s essay “If You Really want to ‘Help’ Just Let the People Poop” in March 2017.