What a spot of luck when Christine Redman-Waldeyer from the Adanna Journal said she would write an article for MOTIF Magazine.
I was moved to tears after reading her article and was most proud and pleased to be able to share it with our readers in Issue 5 – The New Feminine.
Christine Redman-Waldeyer, founder and editor of Adanna, holds a Doctorate of Letters from Drew University. She teaches literature, writing, and journalism at Passaic County Community College and is the Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program. Christine is an author of poetry books and has had many articles and essays published in a long list of reputable magazines and journals.
Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as “her father’s daughter.” This literary journal is titled Adanna because women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and, most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Today women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish.
While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions to Adanna must reflect women’s issues or topics, celebrate womanhood, and shout out in passion.
Christine’s amazing essay ‘Removing the Scars’ can be read on page 27 in Issue 5 of MOTIF Magazine. Her wonderful words are accompanied by the fine art of Amanda Clyne.