The Nightingale

The new Awakened Voices blog

As an extension of the Awakened Voices literary magazine, we seek to provide a platform for even more writers to share their voices. The collection of writing will compliment the biannual Awakened Voices publication and offer more frequent published pieces every month of the year.

On the blog, we will be publishing fiction, non-fiction, essays, resources, and reviews written by members of the Awakenings community. As always, Awakenings seeks to make visible artistic expression on the topic of sexual violence that is survivor-focused and works towards healing.

Like the magazine, our blog is home to many genres from different voices and experiences. We hope you will be interested in submitting your own work and contributing to our growing family of Awakenings authors.

We kick off this blog with articles from Awakened Voices’ and Nightingale Editor Megan Otto and writers Kelsey May, Taylor Finn, and Katie Gezi. From here on out we will be posting once every other week.

On Healing Editorial

We are kicking off our blog with two editorials from one of our editors and the champion of The Nightingale, Megan Otto. Her clear voice has guided much of Awakened Voices in the past half year. Her knowledge and skillful dedication to writers and survivors of sexual...