F is for Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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

The Radical Oneness of Equality

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

A White Conservative Christian Woman Who Believes in Equal Rights

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
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Young Women: What If This Happened To You?

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. Imagine this: 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

Marriage - No Qualifiers, Just Marriage

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

Join the March! "Equal Enough" Isn't Equal at All

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. ...more
To all the women marching to protect my and my daughters rights, THANK YOU!! You give me hope ...more

In Defense of Marriage

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Five things Italian Women can do to Demand Dignity

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

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Free to Just Be

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

Chicken Soup For The Little Suffragette's Soul

Today is the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote. While it seems utterly bizarre to me that there was a time when women couldn’t vote in the past, it is just as bizarre to me that there are so many women who can’t speak their mind, in the present. I don’t mean voting for president, but simply stating what they want and believe in the workplace, amongst their friends, or in their most intimate relationships. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, as a woman, an entrepreneur and a mother....more
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