We are only as blind as we want to be. ~Maya Angelou History is never invisible, finally, though some people seem to work very hard to be willfully blind. ~Garth Greenwell On Saturday, I arrived (soaking wet) at a union hall in St. Louis, Missouri to talk to fellow Democrats about how to spread our … Continue reading We’ve Not Gone Anywhere. They Just Can’t See Us.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank Clark. Faith sees the opportunity - doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get. ~James MacDonall Her note read "My dear, your idea is so absolutely mad that it must be thoroughly sane. Come and talk it over!" … Continue reading Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living
Women have had to put up with this bullshit for way too long. ~Sen. Mazie Hirono Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild. ~Nikita Gill Maybe it was the way that she delivered those words - "Does that work for you?" - in the … Continue reading Does That Work For You?
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the whole world. ~Hilary Clinton The past week has been ... enlightening. As I watched a petulant Brett Kavanaugh sneer at a patient Senator Klobuchar and interrupt Senator Feinstein (and y'all know how I feel about men interrupting women) I saw - as you likely did … Continue reading The Busy Woman’s Guide to Channeling Your Rage.
To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together, we will be heard. ~Malala Yousafzai To be a woman is to be interrupted. In boardrooms and family rooms and courtrooms, women's actual voices are often cut short - their thoughts and ideas demonstrated to be less important than what their male counterpart … Continue reading Interrupted Women, Interrupting.
Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you've got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward. ~Scilia Elworthy Wow. I haven't seen women this riled up since January 2017. This is really big, I said to my husband … Continue reading Anger: The Unintentional Gift
A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. ~Lena Dunham Women - and especially moms - are the static noise that undergirds society. We're the background that you don't hear but that hums along continuously as you go about your own … Continue reading Invisible Women
How an ad hoc women's health research group changed women's lives worldwide.
I am done being polite. And I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. ~San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz It occurred to me as I scrolled through images of the mayor of San Juan wading through sewage with a bullhorn. 2017 is the year of the woman. And not for the … Continue reading 2017: The Year of the Woman