Kelley Powell

Kelley Powell is the author of The Merit Birds, an bestseller currently on Booklist's top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth. You can find more of her work at
The Power of Saying No
In modern Western culture, saying no can be akin to declaring that orangutans shouldn’t be saved or husbands shouldn’t do laundry. From a young age, we’re encouraged to put our hands up more, participate more, do more. When we ask people how they are and they respond, “busy,” we assume they are well. After all, only healthy, active people with a life are busy. Equating busyness with happiness is perhaps even truer during the holidays.
Dec 13, 2016
5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often)
No, you don't have to clean the house before your friends come over.
Sep 19, 2016