Junk has been Freshly Pressed


Junk has been freshly pressed by the editorial team at WordPress, which basically just means we’re getting a lot of traffic.


It’s all coming in for Cheryl Strayed’s Heroin/e, a fantastic essay. We’re so proud she let us post it. I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I really don’t know Cheryl all that well. I am one of her Facebook friends because I am northwest writer and we have a lot of friends in common. I hadn’t even met her when I messaged her and asked if we could post her essay, because it fit so well with our journal’s theme. She wrote me back almost immediately. She made it seem as if I were doing her a favor by posting it. She is just that kind of person.

Now, because of her generosity, the WordPress editorial staff’s help,  a lot more people will get to read her essay. I’m so pleased to be a part of it. It’s a really good story.

Read it.

Read it again.

You won’t be disappointed.


2 Responses to “Junk has been Freshly Pressed”

  1. As a recovering alcoholic who lost her mom to cancer also, I related deeply to Strayed’s piece. I’m currently reading Stayed’s debut novel Torch, and her article goes hand-in-hand with it. Nice to discover this piece and your blog as I browsed the Freshly Pressed archives.

    I’ll be exploring more in the coming days, but just wanted to say thanks for sharing this. I shared on Twitter, and ‘ll be sure to give it a mention in a future weekend edition blog post. Thanks! Christina

  2. Thanks, Christina. We appreciate the kind words. Hope you find more to your liking here and on the journal.

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