A young woman living in Kansas struggles with a growing sense of homesickness for her childhood home in California, and comes to a new understanding of her relationship to the places she inhabits when her family decides to start a vineyard.

A woman can be fierce and should not be restrained. She should not be ignored, but instead cherished. Every woman has a powerful spirit that is often forced into hiding, but the strength a woman poses is enough to pierce through whatever may hold her back in life.

Live Ideas is an open access, peer-reviewed undergraduate journal co-produced by students and faculty at Kansas State University. Our mission is to provide a platform from which undergraduates can express their original ideas in creative, unbounded, and meaningful ways. In doing so, Live Ideas accepts a wide range of works, including research, creative writing, art, poetry, and multimedia essays.