~Taken by the Wind~

(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)

Life’s Rewrite

“From actress to activist to advertising pro, Deirdre Flynn has been rewriting her life script for the past five years”

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear NY Post, This is MY Catcall

At least 2 times a week, very frequently more, I am stopped, hit on, whistled at, cat called, and made to feel like I was put on this earth for men’s eye candy. A piece of meat. Trash. A sex object. Someone who could easily be taken advantage of. A mouse you can easily chase and attack. For a mere 5 seconds, a man can say something derogatory to me and then continue with his day; meanwhile, it stays with me for my life,

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why You Can’t Just Quit Hobby Lobby

Let’s stop with the ‘if women don’t like it, then leave’, making statements like ‘This is still a free nation, those women can get another job’ or ‘war on women?!’ when discussing Hobby Lobby/Supreme Court vs. The Majority of Pissed off 21st Century Women. Just. Stop.

July 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

“How Safe Are Your Children from Human Trafficking?”

  In April  I was approached by Greta Borris, founder and editor of Inspiring Women Magazine (of which I am a contributing writer), to assist her in interviewing a survivor … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Your Passion: In a Nutshell

I’m standing over my apartment bathroom sink staring straight into my puffy, bloodshot and sleep deprived eyes. For the 4th, or is it 8th night, in a row I am … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yes and Yes: True Story

  A few months ago, thanks to my dear friend Michelle,  I discovered the fantastic Yes and Yes website. I’ve loved clicking on the great links suggested in ‘web wasters’ posts, applying … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Why Are You Here?”

This essay was first published as a finalist in Stratejoy’s Essay Contest. I’m seated in a café bar in the art district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (which may sound like … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Big Picture/Small Picture

A while ago I was contacted by a blogger, via the Twitterverse, to write a post on keeping the faith while fighting injustice. At the time I was overwhelmed with … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

End Sex Trafficking

I came home to this waiting on my porch last Monday. I was pretty excited. Erin Giles — Business Philanthropy Coach is bringing a straight up resounding call to action with … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 8 Comments


Stratejoy Essay. Life. On Your Own Terms.  We were in lush northern Vermont. All 26 members of my family crammed into various bedrooms, nooks and crannies. Plenty of board games … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 5 Comments