June 1, 2008

Letter from the Editor

I have been asked to speak to a group of women writers - a group of which I am a member - about how to start a 'zine. I have tried to outline my points, recalling what started me on this path over a year ago and what has kept me going, despite the amount of work involved and the occasional difficulties.

The best advice I can come up with for them and for any of you out there interested in starting something new is to always keep the goal in mind. Remembering why you are doing what you are doing will help you to keep doing it! Any time I am weary, I think of all of the women whose voices are being heard here, as well as all of the people - myself included! - who benefit from listening to these voices.

With that said, enjoy this brand new issue of Della Donna. Kristina Marie Darling is back with the second part of her "Flat Tummy Gospel" series, and we have some inspirational and funny stories for you in addition. Enjoy!

- April