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Most people know that I was contributing editor at Quiet Mountain Essays, and that I've been writing
for feminist publications for decades, but very few people know how I first got started.

I began as an assistant helping my dad clip research articles for his weekly editorial column in the
Michigan Chronicle, when I was six.  It wasn't just for fun, he paid me a dollar for the articles I clipped
on-topic.  By the time I was nine, he was offering me $5 payment for usable editorial ideas.  It was a
fantastic job.  Not only did I develop a love for periodicals and journalism from a very young age, but
it spurred my interest in current events as well.