In the first poll, picking up the literary lance for me, is my champion, oneonthefence, who wrote a fearlessly beautiful piece about dealing with mental health issues as a first-time mom. Remember, a vote for her fine work is essentially a vote for me.
In the second poll, I'm standing on my own with a personal essay about guilt and acceptance. In it, I do what my writing instructors counseled, and write what is hardest to say.
Since there are a lot of exceptional entries, it is likely to be another close week, so please read and vote! I'm grateful for all the support I've received so far and especially for my Champion's extraordinary work this week.