Mandy Hitchcock

Motherhood. Loss. Authenticity. Resilience.



With a Little Help

On one evening a month for the last eighteen months, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend three or four hours with these amazing women (and a few others not pictured). We originally met as part of the 2014 Raleigh-Durham production of… Continue Reading →

Writing is Hard (Duh, Right?)

When I first started writing after my daughter died, I couldn’t not write. At first, I felt I had too much inside of me that simply could not remain there if I were going to survive. Then for a while,… Continue Reading →

With A Heart Wide Open: My Publication Debut

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been published for the first time ever. This piece is really rather “meta,” because it’s about choosing to keep my heart open in the face my fears, which is ultimately what I am doing every time… Continue Reading →

Live Your Story

All summer long, I have been chewing on a story that I wanted to pitch to The Monti, which is a NC-based live storytelling show that invites people in the community to tell personal stories on stage without notes.  I… Continue Reading →

Impostor Syndrome Is Real, Y’all (aka My First Post)

Yesterday, Diane Rehm interviewed Linda Ronstadt. The day before, both women had been at the White House receiving awards from President Obama–Diane (I can pretend to be on a first-name basis, right?) received the National Humanities Medal, and Linda received the National… Continue Reading →

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