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  • Writer's picture@ Cynthia Adina Kirkwood

"Sacred Waters: 19 and Pregnant" (Chapter 1: "Run, Run!")

Updated: Jan 25, 2023

The raven appears in the mythology of the Celts and many others. It often represents prophecy and insight, connecting the material world with the world of spirits.


As women, we often carry secrets with us about our pasts to our deaths.

I was told that the river in Listowel, County Kerry, was named after a woman who, upon spotting her approaching husband, drowned herself.

Feale suffered the irony of marriage to a Druid bard of peace who beat her.

Hundreds of years later, at Williams College in Massachusetts, amid the Black Movement and the Watergate scandal, a student battled expectations.

The two women carried the same secret and . . . the same soul.

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