About the Author: Christine Ray



I am rediscovering myself in my early 50s after being defined primarily by my many roles including wife, mother and employee for the last 19 years. By day, I am the associate director of a neurodegenerative disease research center at a major university. By night and weekends, I am an aspiring badass, writer, artist, and social justice warrior.

I refuse to be invisible. I honor my voice. I write because I have to.




50 thoughts on “About the Author: Christine Ray

  1. Dear Christine, I found your blog through Rob’s reblog and will be sounding it out again. Your angry and truthful words hit to the core.
    Has anyone ever told you that you are a beautiful woman? a beautiful person? for you are. I didn’t hear those words until i was 68 and they blew me away. Guess what, they’re true.
    Thank you for sharing with us all. You make a difference-a good one.

    Angel in the dust

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    1. Holly- Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out and send me this lovely note. When I started writing it was really because I couldn’t not write– I felt so passionately about what I was writing about that I could not be silent. It took me a long time to be brave enough, bold enough to even consider the blog and the possibility that my words might resonate for other people. Your feedback reminds me why I am so grateful that I took that first step. Thank you for seeing the beauty in me and for letting me see your beautiful shining light. Stop by often– I apparently still have a lot to say!
      Peace and light,

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      1. I have this need to write as well, since I was a young mother at age 23!!! Fifty years later, I have three grown, beautiful, productive daughters, who created and gave me 7 marvelous grandchildren, who are also productive, in the work force, college, sports/sports training, writing, and social studies. To say I am one grateful, proud Mom/MumMum is putting it mildly!!!
        Life has given me many challenges which in turn have given me much strength and wanting to speak up, “Silent No More”; a Warrior for Issues such as, Type I Diabetes (2 grandchildren affected since age 5 and 9); Chronic-mylo-monocytic Leukemia which took the life of my precious Michael at age 4 years old (said to be a type of cancer adults generally get); and most of all, my recent involvement in the Pro Life movement, which came about after much therapy and healing; 8 years after the birth of my beautiful daughters, I made a tragic decision during a very threatening time in my marriage of 12 years. This tragic decision was the impetus of my going into therapy, getting a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy, and putting God as the main support in my life, all in an attempt to figure out who I truly am and what my purpose is in this life. Yes, I have much to say and want to give to others that they can understand themselves and heal as well. God Bless Hannah Barbara

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  2. Like Holly I found your blog through Rob and really liked what you wrote. I like your about as well. It seems to be just a sneak peek into what is surely a very interesting world. I look forward to reading more so will follow you although my reading is very irregular these weeks.
    Keep shining!

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    1. That is so lovely of you Jenn but I have actually been nominated for this award recently. I did have my two blogging awards up on my site but when I changed the template they disappeared. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I love your blog and am so glad we met here.

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  3. I love your blog — and I just discovered it today (thanks, http://discover.wordpress.com 😉 ).

    I am planning to feature your work on some of “my own” sites — and of course “my own” needs to be in quotes, as the entire Internet is OURS! 😀 (Hat tip to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Lionni 🙂 cf. his “It’s Mine!”).

    There is a weird fixation on the idea that contents and authors are individuals — but “in fact” we are always simply riffing on each other’s ideas. Hypertext wraps around all over, just like karma.

    I find it ironic that you posted “Advice for New WordPress Bloggers” on a portion of the web which goes by the name braveandrecklessblog.com — LOL!!

    You make me smile — please: KEEP IT UP!

    (ps: send me an email or whatever and then I’ll send you links I’ve “made” to this place 😉 )

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      1. I know You can’t say no at work but sometimes You have to protect Yourself and your time? Glad Your time is going to free up a bit! Oh? I like that – “picking up the pieces of my creative life”!! Are you going to put it back together as a mosaic?? Hope You have a great week!

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