Author Archive | Mary Sojourner

To what lengths would we go to be heard?: Breakthrough Tip for the week of 7/17/17

“Sentenced in 1983, on her 29th birthday, to the seven-year maximum term for “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda,” Ms. Ratushinskaya composed some 250 poems in prison, many drafted with burned matchsticks on bars of soap. She memorized them and smuggled them on cigarette paper through her husband to the West, where they were published, and where […]

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