Certain women in history are normally celebrated during Women’s History Month — the suffragists, women scientists. Yet in the history of every community across America are women whose influence inspired and encouraged generations of younger women. Not long ago, I read an article about the final gifts of the Adams Trust in the daily newspaper [...]
Pat Summitt. Her name is synonymous with women’s college basketball. She is women’s college basketball. And she is suffering from early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. We tend to place our sports heroes up on a shelf. A really, really high one. And, though we expect some of them to do incredibly stupid things like beat [...]
Sometimes, our society gets caught up in the idea that achievement is a giant scholarly test-acing gold medal gold star. To that end, there’s a big race to nowhere (a film I highly recommend seeing) and a sense that “best” is defined by Ivy Leagues and the goods that supposedly follow thereafter, even though there [...]
As the news continues to be flooded with stories about Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer, her ‘no more telecommuting’ decree and stories of the private baby nursery she had built next to her CEO office, what is Anne-Marie Slaughter saying? Remember her? If the name isn’t familiar, I’m sure the Atlantic article she wrote last year is [...]
I wonder if Vanity Fair knew there’d be trouble as soon as it dove in. Probably. Trouble is probably exactly what it wanted to stir up. Imagine you’ve scored an interview with the planet’s most visible, popular songstress. Imagine that, over the course of that interview, said songstress makes criticisms, veiled or otherwise, of two [...]
“A native of New Hampshire, a child of the Republic, a Daughter of the Revolution.” Oh, Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, loved to describe herself as a daughter of New Hampshire! She represented generations of family and neighbors who tilled its soil, birth communities, those who created schools and churches to nurture [...]
Friday was a long day in my house. We had all of our children home from school for a snow day, which made working even more difficult. Recently, I purchased a copy of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, because I felt like it was one of those required reading books for being a feminist. [...]
It’s Women’s History Month, so I want to offer a shout-out to a radical thinker who believed vehemently in the equality of the sexes at a time when many thought the idea preposterous. She advocated for equal access education, contested the necessity of marriage, and dabbled in free love. She suggested that only a classless [...]
As I embarked on a personalized week-long retreat with SpiritQuest, a spiritual retreat company, in Sedona, I take a deep breath and realize a very important thing. I am sovereign. Standing at a crossroads in my life I find myself in a uniquely liberating position. Sovereignty. I divorced last year, making me single after a [...]
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