Women and Words is going on hiatus June 1!

Greetings, all!

We know. That headline probably caught your attention and freaked you out. We get it. But it’s okay. We’ll get through this together. 🙂

Here’s the deal.

Jove and Andi are alerting you, dear readers, to the fact that we are putting Women and Words on hiatus beginning June 1. We have not made any decisions beyond that.

There are several reasons that we’re doing this, but the crux of the matter is, we’re exhausted, y’all.

The site is a lot of work (omg…lol), and we’ve been doing this since…um…2010, maybe? So, a while. And that long in blog years is basically 128 in tech years.

Both of us have a lot of things going on in our lives that have taken huge chunks of time that we used to have for this here bloggity blog and all the stuff we did with it, but we just don’t have those chunks of time anymore.

Life changes have created circumstances in which we both had to make some decisions and prioritize in different ways.

In other words, life happens. Y’all know how that goes. #RealityBites

But YOU. OMG, YOU, dear readers. We are so very, very grateful for the time you’ve spent with us, for all the things you’ve shared with us, and all the words you’ve spread across this site, through good times and yes, bad.

Women and Words has truly been a labor of love and community, and that’s exactly why Jove and I decided to launch it over a decade ago, when we were looking for that kind of space and looking to share it with people.

We’re honored to have shared it with you, and we’re so, so honored by the love and support that this blog has provided over the years to us and so many others.

So thank you, amazing people!

We love you, and we hope you continue to do what you do and share more love.

We’re not going anywhere. We’re just working on a lot of other things and you can always find us somewhere.

Love and light,
Andi and Jove

and all the elves and reindeer. 🙂


  1. I’ll miss reading the blogs, and the updates. And the elves! Thank you for all of that. Take care of yourselves and stay safe.

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  2. We will miss you and Women and Words. Thanks for all you have done and given to the W&W community. Wishing you happiness and good health and time to enjoy both. Take care and stay safe.

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  3. Hiatus well deserved. Bloggers are like everyone else – we hang on because we believe our words matter to someone…somewhere.
    Thank you for your wise words – they will continue to matter to someone…somewhere.
    Warmest wishes to you both. Live long and prosper.

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  4. Thankyou for allowing me to get my very first blog-rant in before the hiatus. I understand that it’s hard to have your attention going in so many directions; whiplash. Always be good to yourselves. I will continue to go through past blogs since there is quite a bit, and it’s all still relevant. Enjoy the energy you will be putting in other endeavors. Stay blessed, stay safe. ✌🏽gaile

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  5. Wow! What will the world be like without W&W? What will I read? Can we still get SWAG before June 1? You all deserve a break, but it will be wild….I’ve only been in this world (literarily speaking) since 2013 so I’ve known y’all my whole lesfic wlw fic life….Just saying I love y’all ! Rest well.

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  6. W&W will be missed! Whether it’s for a short break or longer, or…

    This is a great space. Take care of yourselves, Tucker, and the elves!

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  7. Hi,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you have done to support us all with the Women and Words website and I send you my best wishes,



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  8. Love you, Jove and Andi. Everyone deserves to take some time. I’ve been holding you guys up, good vibes, whatever. Here or elsewhere, in sure I’ll ‘see’ you out there.
    … if I can do anything, let me know.

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  9. OMG!!!!!!

    My heart skipped a few beats. Now the shock has waned I understand. I will miss all that Women and Words is. Every bit of it.

    Thank you so very much for it all.


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  10. It’s a sad sad day as this is one of my favourite blogs to read, but it is completely understandable. Entertaining blogs take a lot of time and work, and if ya ain’t got the time no more, ya ain’t got it.

    You will be sorely missed in many inboxes and honestly, Decembers just won’t be the same without Hootinanny. I loved emails full of Tucker’s antics with the other elves and reindeer. And of course the chance to win a free ebook was fantastic.

    I’ve recently discovered The Lesbian Talkshow podcast and started listening from the oldest ones and up pops the one where they interviewed Andi. It was great hearing about the blog and what it took to host the Hootinanny each year.

    Thank you for all the work the two of you have put in over the years, and since reboots seem to be all the rage at the moment, I’m sincerely hoping that there will may be a reboot lurking somewhere in the future.

    Loads of love, eggnog and glitter (coz glitter stays with you forever).

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  11. You have given us so much. Is there anything your readers can do for you? Besides saying thank you for the enormous effort and heart you put into Women and Words.

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    • Hmmm…well, I would like a paid 10-year sabbatical. LOLOLOL

      Lee, you rock. Thanks for contributing to this here blog thingie and again, Jove and I haven’t thought beyond the immediate need to go on hiatus, so anything could happen here in the future… 🙂

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  12. Oh gosh, thank you so much for the love and hijinks throughout the years. I’ll miss you dearly. I’m looking forward to seeing you pop up on the internets.

    Many hugs of appreciation !


  13. Thank you Andi and Jove. I find it incredible that you kept this up as long as you did! It had to cost you lots of dollars as well as time. I’ve been a devoted follower since finding the site seven or eight years ago I love your books and blog posts.

    You provided space for the voices of so many intriguing people with different stories and perspectives and readers responded with great comments and conversations. I learned a lot about many things and Women and Words has been an important part of my life. I will miss everything about this site but you’ve definitely earned the break and I wish you all the best in your new endeavors.


  14. HI! Thanks so much for all the luv!

    We appreciate you, and we’re so glad that you’ve been with us this whole time. Thanks so much for the support and please take care. 🙂


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