Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 6 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. ...more
I wrote a post about the Radical Equality of Oneness - about how if we want to Awaken and live in Oneness, we cannot judge others and we cannot refer to the greater parts of humanity as "the unawakened masses." If we are to truly Awaken into Oneness, ...more
It may come as a surprise that a white conservative Christian woman such as myself would support gay marriage. But I can't deny it. I do.It was through fighting against the discrimination of the disabled and advocating for equal rights for my own daughter who lives with multple disabilites that I came to care about discrimination against and the rights of other oppressed people groups as well, including those in the LGBTQ community....more
You are a young woman in a modern world. You like to engage on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You’re into dating and shopping. You love to party with your friends. Basically, you’re the average American young woman.
You post an article on Facebook about abortion and you give your opinion on the controversial subject. Your employer feels differently. They agree with the bill....more
This subject is one that has tickled the back of my mind for a while now. It's a hot topic, and thus has had hundreds if not thousands of blog posts and articles written about it. So, why another one? Because it's bugging me!Today is a big day in a few states, with voting on amendments that make gay marriage unconstitutional (NC, for example).So, what's frustrating (to me) about this topic?...more
In the U.S., many people think women are "equal enough." I'm told we should "consider ourselves lucky." But I am not going to compare oppression. Nor am I in any way dismissing the dehumanizing and life-crushing hatred that women face in too many places on the planet. But that others are violently deprived of rights and life does not mean that we should be content with circumscribed rights and lives. Equal enough isn't equal at all. Join this march.
The movement of women at the If not now, then When? rallies by tens of thousands was quite a sight to see. So, in an effort to contribute my 2cents' worth, I'd like to provide a quick reference guide to demanding dignity (or, guerrilla handbook) for those who don't know what the next steps should be:...more
Dear Delilah,There are a number of things I could write to you about today. I could write about how on this day last year, I was on Day 4 of a 5-day hospitalization; your father and I scared that you might be taken from my womb prematurely, and that you might not be the perfectly healthy little baby that you are. I could write about how we just enjoyed a weekend of beautiful, sunny, 80 degree weather, and how the very same weekend last year, it snowed!...more