On Greatness by Laura Jean Moore 

“It is seductive to believe that greatness is destiny or the byproduct of prodigy. We want to believe that the best among us were always that way, because it means we are, perhaps, our best already. And maybe we are—maybe the potentiality of what gets called virtuoso in someone is not in all of us, or at least, not in all of us plus the circumstances in which we find ourselves.” ~ Laura Jean Moore

Whiteness, A Study by Laura Jean Moore

“Little white girl on the front porch with evening biscuits in the oven. Tea in her glass and she is sitting on a green glider with her friend’s grandfather. Hey darling, I hear you and your folks are living in Decatur these days. Yessir. Do the niggers give you any trouble? No sir. Well, you must have a different kind than we do. Little white girl drinks her tea.” ~ Laura Jean Moore

Faith by Laura Jean Moore

“I grew up in the doctrinal Wesleyan tradition of discipleship and lemonade on the lawn, harmonized hymns and church camp in the mountains, singing beneath the wooden rafters of a chapel surrounded by hardwoods with the rushing waters of a goldminer’s creek not far behind. But I rejected these comforts because in my waxing adolescence I divined that my hungry sexuality was not welcome, and my outspoken questions unwanted.” ~ Laura Jean Moore

American Dreams by Laura Jean Moore

“When I think of my most successful friends, I often wonder if they do not feel as suffocated or as false in offices as I do. I wonder if it is easier for them to quiet their laughter or if they are fortunate enough to enjoy the costume of business casual. Maybe, really, it is just the culture of linear advancement that I despise—everyone competing with each other in pretend congeniality while marching in the same direction. Or maybe it is that I have always had a hard time believing in institutions, and consensus, and belonging.” ~ Laura Jean Moore

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