Little Hearth has been a dream in my head for so long. Like most dreams, it's been hazy around the edges, lacking in realism, and more like a puzzle needing piecing than a plan to be executed. The name Little Hearth came to me in 2010. I had two small children that kept me busy, but I longed for a vocation. I've always been a visionary type of gal, so Little Hearth coming in a sort of mystical fashion into my mind isn't shocking or unusual at all. It's the action that's been surprising. Learning how to move. How to take a vision and run with it right down to the ground and make it real.
Two years after the idea of Little Hearth came to mind, and after studying an array of seemingly unconnected topics both independently and through alternative schools and state universities, Fierce Solidarity started unfolding itself. Now it's nearly 2016, and I have run with Fierce right down to the ground. It's real now. Four years later. Real can be hazy, too. I've written Fierce, but I have the sneaky suspicion that it isn't done with me yet. I don't know what it's going to ask for next, except wings and freedom. Just a few weeks more, and it will be set free. As soon as Fierce flies the nest Little Hearth will be a little less dreamy--a little more real. Right now, it's serving as my publishing company. Me being publisher, writer, editor, and marketer of this particular book.
In early 2012 I secured this url, because I knew my future was wrapped up in it somehow. Obviously the writing here has been patchy. It is the evidence of false starts, desperate grasping at forward motion and a tangible identity, and the eventual surrender to the harder work of actually doing the right thing instead of the easy thing.
This webpage is being gifted with a new purpose. All Fierce souls are welcome here. All souls longing to unleash their fierceness are welcome, too. All souls aching for healing. All souls lost and confused. All souls bruised and battered. You're all welcome here. We can be comrades. We can cultivate empowerment in willful solidarity. Gathering is a good beginning.
Anna Turner is the woman behind Little Hearth. She's an ordained interfaith minister, a writer, a believer in purposeful living and healing, a perpetual student, and a full time feminist mother.