My self is precious, and it needs and deserves nourishing as the center of my life, not an outcropping.
Blog Posts about Women and Feminism
No one can appreciate the depth of Aretha Franklin’s influence as clearly as women, like me, who came of age in the Feminist Movement in the late 1960’s.
Patricia Douglas was “Girl 27” on a long list of young extras who were invited to an MGM party in Hollywood, in 1937, under the guise of a casting shoot for a movie.
Shoes tell a story. Many stories.
As a young writer publishing my first novel at the time of Roth’s debut, I wondered even then why this gentle, pastel novel received so much attention.
A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.
If our coming together seldom includes our work, and is largely social, our influence on our communities is limited.
My surprise almost outweighed my satisfaction when I found that in one letter, written in middle age, Doris referred to the patriarchy.
Dear Believers, dear Marchers and Speakers, I beg you to immerse yourself in our history, in all the aspects of violence so deeply embedded in money-making and male entitlement.
Whether we dare, or do not dare, with our work and our voices and our actions to make trouble, we are living in the midst of trouble, nationally and globally, trouble that no amount of soothing the waters is going to solve.