Honoring An Awesome Sojourner Truth With Remnants From Her Women Rights Speech!

Monday February 28th, marks the end of Black History Month....more

This Black History Month, Explore the Legacy of the American Civil War

The 2011 Black History Month theme, African Americans and the Civil War, offers rich opportunities to anyone interested in the truth of American identity.The American Revolution set the effort to create a democracy in motion, but it was the Civil War of 1861-65 that responded to the critical contradiction at the heart of that Revolution: the idea that a state founded on the principle of equality could countenance the notion of one human being owning another....more

I must say that Adrien Wing, Fred Minus and others like them, such as our own Maria Niles, ...more

The Beauty of a Woman Up on Her Soapbox Speaking Her Truth

Driving to work this morning, I tried to see how a raging Mother Nature could translate to something in an actual woman, and how that could be seen as beautiful. What occurred to me was the beauty of a woman on a soapbox speaking her truth with utter conviction -- a woman full of righteous indignation over a wrong that must be made right. ...more

I love that word - I love how it makes me stand a little taller. Thank you for your ...more

The Secret Life of Sojourner Truth

I wanted to write about the anniversary of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman?" speech. As I started my research, I discovered that she had lived for many years in a Utopian community not far from where I was raised and now live. And there wasn't one whisper about it during my entire school years here. She had two historical stripes against her where history books were concerned -- she was black, and she was a woman. ...more

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Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

I Am a Woman: Ready for Truth

Several of my blogrolled bloggers have been talking about the historic unveiling of the Sojourner Truth statue at the Capitol. ...more

Women's History Month # 11: A Brief and Checkered History of Women's Path to Parity, Our Power Leap Moment, and the Road Ahead

Each day during March, Women's History Month, I am posting an article on my website, www.GloriaFeldt.com. I originally wrote today's Women's History Month post for the NOW New York newsletter. It was a tossup whether to place it in my Heartfeldt Politics blog or if I should put it into Courageous Leadership or Powered Women. ...more

Saints - then and now - in and outside of the church

The idea of sainthood has been on my mind all week. I remember sitting in the back of our Polish Roman Catholic church as a kid, reading my St Joseph's Daily Missal. This was pre-Vatican II, when the masses were still in Latin, the incense was heavy, the nuns were tyrants who must be obeyed and the priests could do no wrong. ...more

1. Amy Carmichael: 18th century Scottish Presbyterian missionary who invested her life ...more