"Believe, even when no one else believes."
Writing for the next generation of readers who care about the world.
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Walking Softly, Carrying a Big Heart
Hunter's life motto is 'respect for differences.' Her writing seeks to create a dialogue that promotes understanding our shared humanity, as an alternative to discrimination and hate.
Hunter Liguore is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, and compassionate artist and human rights advocate. Her work has been received internationally, including her screenplay, Everylife, a 24-time global festival/contest winner. Her essay, Equanimity, is part of the ‘Anthems’ podcast series produced by director Hana Walker-Brown, in partnership with Sony Entertainment, 2020. Her children's book, The Whole World in Nanni's Soup, is forthcoming from YeeHoo Press, spring 2021; North Atlantic Books is publishing Hidden Warrior spring 2022. She's currently at work on her novel, The Mountain Hero, which focuses on loving-kindness in the wake of human trafficking and is forthcoming.
She is a gentle advocate for living in harmony with the natural world and with one another. When you support her work, you are partaking in an equal exchange that supports compassion and peace in the world. Additionally, she's pledged 1% of book sales to the preservation and restoration of urban wildlife and habit in her region.
All are welcome.
My effort in the world is to walk soft and gentle, especially after walking so many years harshly. To 'walk softly' implies both a gentle physical step that is present and aware, enough to observe the snail on my path, or to pass a fawn undisturbed; it is also an inward awareness of being gentle and soft in every thought, which then carries outward into every action.
So whether I'm writing, teaching, cooking, traveling, or speaking and engaging others, I'm doing so fully aware that I'm part of the compassion and peace possible in the world.
The more we observe this, the more we can catch the moment of our own disruption or discord, and offer instead love and gentleness. (Read more)
DARKNESS EXISTS IN THE LIGHT
I write about the ugly, dark places that no one wants to go or look at, and I do it because my life experience has been informed by it. In my own evolution, as a person and a writer, I’ve come to understand it. To understand it—violence, darkness—is then to be able to dismantle it and translate it for others so it is not so scary—so that as a people we can get around it and past it. If I can, so can everyone.
IF YOU CARE OR DARE TO READ MY WORK...
My gift is to write about dark subjects truthfully, while also showing there’s hope. That’s what I did with the abused housewife, the transgender heretic, the lesbian wife picking up body parts after a bombing (link below)—or the man who doesn’t feel complete unless he self-amputates his arm. Even in the darkest times, there is always a glimmer of hope—and love, yes, it’s there. The secret of the darkness is that love is also coinciding.
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Try "Every Piece (is Sacred)" nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize by 34 Orchard.
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