Debra A. Copeland

My goal is to maintain this website
as a living thing full of ideas and dialogue
about the real, the juicy and the new,
while at the same time drawing lessons from the old.
I'm so glad you're here. Welcome! Enjoy your stay.

The Latest...

I've launched a new website! You'll find lots of new content here, but I’ve also gone through old blogposts, editing them and culling those which didn’t pass the test of time. One of the older essays which stands out to me is The New Feminist Paradigm, written in 2013. That one, I believe, definitely passed the test of time, and may be even more pertinent now than it was then. In fact, since 2013, this blogpost has evolved into a larger work in progress. [Read blog here.]

My Story

We're all complicated. Let me tell you just a little bit about myself. . .

Debra's Desk

Contemplation resides on these pages, ruminations of things large and small; of Nature so profound it’s a profound shame it is, for the most part, unnoticed and ignored.

Picture Stories

Stroll through a Virginia garden in July; peek in on a photo shoot. Here, we let pictures, as well as words, tell the story.


"It is my desire to hear, and to tell, the wild, wonderful, juicy story from the perspective of the feminine for a change! I am so bold as to be for a new, New World, one founded by the mothers as well as the fathers."

– Sissy Dare, The Edification of Sissy Dare