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Joanne Greene (she/her)

Joanne joined Momma on June 17, 2024 for a live Q&A via Twitch and YouTube to talk about Post-Traumatic Growth

Joanne Greene never bought the adage “little girls should be seen and not heard.” She's used her voice on San Francisco radio and television, webinars, and podcasts, to explore the issues of our time with playful irreverence, candor, and compassion. Now, with many decades of seasoning, she's sharing what she's learned about navigating family and career, moving through pain and loss.

Currently, Joanne hosts the podcast "In this Story" where she shares her micro-essays set to music, showcasing tales and observations from her animated life.

She Writes Press has published her first book By Accident: A Memoir of Letting Go, in which Joanne emerges from life-threatening calamities with a big fat smile and a heap of hope.

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Wild Geese

Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.