About Us

We are Maggie Rowe and Emily John Garcés. We like to think of ourselves as Dora the Explorers of language, with our rucksacks and hats and notebooks and magnifying glasses, embarking on a linguistic expedition, hunting and gathering useful new word specimens from far flung continents, and holding them up to see what new light they shine on old ideas.

We are trying to find words our English language lacks, words that point to what we have failed to notice, words that give dignity and nobility to what our culture disregards; words for experiences that seem lonely and isolating, but when named can make one utter a grand and glorious, “you too?”

Maggie Rowe

Maggie lives in Los Angeles and is the author of Easy Street: A Story Of Redemption From Myself and Sin Bravely: A Memoir Of Spiritual Disobedience. She has written for television and film, including the shows Flaked and Arrested Development and the film Bright Day!, an expose’ of a religion she created with Andersen Gabrych called Pyrasphere. Maggie writes a column for Psychology Today called Boddhisattva Wannabe. For more info go to www.maggieroweauthor.com

Emily John Garcés

Emily is an artist, writer, and all round creative enthusiast living in the county of Derbyshire in the UK, where she has spent the past few years wielding power tools and renovating an old mill. She wrote the memoir ‘Hitchhiking with Drunken Nuns’ about her time as a missionary in South America and published a collection of poetry and artwork called “The Quiet Woman” despite being anything but.

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