Episode 8: The Nine and Nobody’s Home

This episode on The Personal Element, we take a little different tack. We’re talking about two essays this time by writer Ellen Birkett Morris, author of the gorgeous story collection Lost Girls.

The Nine, published in The Fem, addresses trauma over childhood medical issues, expertly weaving in the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child.

And the deeply political essay Nobody’s Home, first published in The Common, describes a neighborhood protest in front of Mitch McConnell’s house in rich detail. The protestors read sections of Coretta Scott King’s letter which Elizabeth Warren read in the Senate.

The essays are read by Susan McCabe.

The music in this episode is Buck Break from Peppermill Records