Today’s question at The HerStories Project is from a writer and blogger wondering how to handle a close friend who is dismissive of her work. It may seem like this question and answer is specific to one profession, but it’s really for all people who feel that a close friend or family member is disinterested or even hostile towards their passions whether it’s a new job, creative work, a new way of eating, etc.
Nina Badzin is a freelance writer, a writing workshop leader at ModernWell in Minneapolis, ModernWell's book club host, and the friendship columnist at The HerStories Project. She reviews 50 books a year on her blog and writes essays, short stories, and articles for other sites and print magazines. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.
Welcome! I'm a freelance writer and a writing workshop instructor at ModernWell in Minneapolis as well as ModernWell's book club host. I review 50 books a year on this site and write essays, short stories, friendship advice, and articles for other sites and magazines. I'm so glad you found your way here.