Stacy Selby
An ethereal panacea of art, writing, and culture.
Created 03 Sep 2020
  • Smultronställe, a Transformation
    05 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    I started Gathering in October 2020 after deciding to take a months-long social media hiatus. First I posted little musings, and then I began writing about being away from social media. Socially Awkwa...
  • Wednesday Writing Notes
    05 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Harold Edgerton, Diver On Leaping What are you working on this week? What are you moving through and into? What scares you this week? What is beautiful? Leave a note in the comments. I love you. Read ...
  • Weekly Write-Ins!
    02 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Monday, Friends! I know you know there have been lots of changes happening at Socially Awkward. My primary goal is to make this newsletter sustainable, and I am especially focused on creating a ...
  • Swamp Bog of Sadness, aka (this is when my computer crashed)
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been having a lot of feelings lately. Yesterday I walked out the cotton hammock under the Filbert tree. Filbert trees are hazelnut trees, which is something I hadn’t known until the woman whose c...
  • Wednesday Writing Notes
    28 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s Tuesday night, and outside the swallows are circling above the yellowed grass, sending out calls and responses as they swoop for insects. I’ve been cat-sitting on Bainbridge Island, slopping arou...
  • From Fear, From Grounded Knowing
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hi Friends! Please take a look at Sanctuary, which is happening on July 31st via Zoom. I’d love to have you there and I think it will be wonderful. Also, please consider becoming a paying subscriber t...
  • Socially Awkward // One
    18 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    For (almost) the past year, I did what I had set out to do. I got a great nanny job that paid well, with benefits. I worked hard. And I burned myself out. I didn’t set out for that last part but it ha...
  • Gathering is now Socially Awkward
    15 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Dear Friends- Two weeks ago I gave notice that I am leaving my nanny job. It was a leap into the life I’ve wanted to live since I was little— the life of a writer. I don’t fool myself into thinking I ...
  • Gathering // Two
    20 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    I’ve been wanting a breast reduction since I was thirteen years-old. Smaller boobs. Tiny boobs. Almost nonexistent boobs. I dreamed and still dream of them. My breasts have always felt like appendages...
  • Nature Walk // One
    16 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    I am currently commuting to work four days a week. I take a ferry early in the morning and board the same ferry late into the evening. Because it’s summer, none of this is done in the dark. Last night...
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