|Clockwise from top: Maggie and daughter Ever, Maggie with her husband and four children, Maggie with her mother and sister, Maggie when she was a child. |
As the perfect ending to my Creativity in Childhood summer series I am beyond delighted to have published writer and poet, Maggie May Ethridge of the personal and literary blog Flux Capacitor. Maggie is a brilliant composer of words and writes with unapologetic honesty. She's a true writer's writer and has found her way deep into the hearts of her blog readers and beyond. She can be found many places sharing her writing online including The Huffington Post.
It's my honor to have Maggie with us today sharing her creative experiences in childhood.
1. What childhood experiences influenced your creativity?
child, anxious from as far back as I can remember, and then my father amplified that anxiety with his unaddressed issues that spilled onto his daughters. I was creative to escape and more-so, to create an alternate world where I felt safe and interested and whole. ( The same reasons I was so passionate about reading. ) I was often horribly bored at school, and allowed to read in class when my assignments were done ahead of time, so the amount of reading that I did between home and school inspired my own creativity. Anxiety also inspired me to deeper understand the people around me, to empathize with them, to see things from their point of view,