Her Texas is an anthology of Texas women writers. It is multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multidisciplinary and includes stories, essays, memoirs, poetry, song lyrics, paintings, and photographs by sixty Texas women, including Loretta Diane Walker.
Her Texas was published on March 1, 2015, to coincide with National Women's History Month. It is now available from Wings Press.
With the support of her family, friends, coworkers and students, award-winning poet Loretta Diane Walker has spent the last year fighting breast cancer. On September 20, 2014, she put on her first pink survivor’s cap. This battle is reflected in the poetry she has contributed to Her Texas. In Fight Like A Girl, Loretta starts her battle plan with “To fight like a girl you must first become an ocean…” In Abundance, she ponders two questions: “If hunger is darkness, what of light? Is it like a layer of skin love can put on?” In The Help’s Daughter, she lets readers witness a tender moment between mother and daughter: “Before slipping the lilac cotton gown over her thin body…/ My eyes are glued to her back...".