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Racing Toward Red Lights
This is my digital chapbook, Racing Toward Red Lights. I started writing the text at the Little River Poetry Festival and finished it up when I got home. It’s a companion piece to my chapbook, Wake Me When It’s Over.
After I finished the text and had it edited by the wonderful Roderick Bates, I decided I would like to add some visuals to it. I started playing around on Indesign and managed to cobble something together. While I know it’s not professional quality, I think it’s a good first attempt at a larger digital media project and I definitely learned a lot about the software through the creation of this piece.
While Wake Me When It’s Over dealt with a lot of physical and emotional transitions, Racing Toward Red Lights deals with hard realizations about marriage, romance, circumstance, and realizing that when you transition you don’t always know where you’re transitioning to.
Text: Star LaBranche
Editing: Roderick Bates, Rat’s Ass Review
Design: Star LaBranche
Star LaBranche has been writing ever since she could put words down on paper. She has never stopped. Author of multiple books including creative non-fiction, memoir, non-fiction, poetry, and multi-genre compilations, she is always working on a new project. Her dedication to digital media has led to a 10-year blogging career and advanced knowledge in WordPress.
Adding to her digital media skills, Star has begun training in the Adobe Creative Cloud, in photography, videography, and audio work. She hopes to use her blog and website to chart her growth as she expands her knowledge and creativity outlets.
Photograph by Samantha Searles Photography.
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I started writing this chapbook after a workshop at Discover Teas led by Nancy Powell. The workshop was on color and how it impacts our work. It got me thinking about how color-focused I can be and how much color impacts my life. Once I started writing, the book simply took off! I can't wait to get it truly polished and ready.
NAMI's In Our Own Voice
I'm extra excited to be a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness program In Our Own Voice. This program gives mentally ill people a chance to tell their own stories and humanize what so many people stigmatize. I hope I can help to shed some light on what it's like to live with mental illness and what I go through on a daily basis.