I’m sure David Carr was an extraordinary man with a talent that most of us could only hope in our dreams to emulate, but reading about his kind, giving ways and how he mentored, I can’t help but wonder where were any women writers he mentored. The articles I’ve seen are all by men, but maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough or, just maybe, there aren’t any.
Women writers need mentors and kind, understanding older writers, male or female, who will offer solace and hope and direction for them. But even writers who are older also need some of this nurturing along the way. Who mentored Grandma Moses always comes to mind. No matter that she was a primitive artist who started well into her 80s, I just wonder who inspired her.
So, dear, successful, grateful youngish men, please tell me where the women writers were when all of this was taking place. No, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying and please don’t accuse me of being bitter. I just want to know if there are women out there who aren’t writing the pieces about their interactions with this gifted man.
Where are they?