"The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" War Told By A Woman

   The title says it all. This 1984 classic's told by a white Civil War survivor, 99-year-old Lucy Marsden, now living in a nursing home. Why should we care? Why should we reread it? Because Lucy haunts our modern life with every page.   Virtually every post on BOGHER describes the struggle of contemporary women facing current issues in their lives. William Faulker describes it as history:...more

Women's History - Getting the Vote Was Violent Business

I wrote this post for The Shriver Report, where it originally appeared on March 21, 2014.  They have kindly given me permission to post it here in full.  Here is a link to its original appearance....more
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WOMEN TO WATCH: THE WRITER, SERENA MALCOLM

For some people, writing is just something to do – for others, it is a way of life. Today’s Woman to Watch hails from London, England. She is a creative writer and author who is passionate about generating healthy dialogue around the plight of the international black community.Please introduce yourself…...more

WOMEN TO WATCH: OPERA MEETS HIP-HOP, ASHA LINDSEY

Sankofa, a word meaning “reach back and get it”, also translated as “return and fetch it” in Ghana’s Akan language, is a perfect word to summarize this woman’s professional life choices.  Using her God-given talent and understanding that music is her ministry, today’s Woman to Watch is defining history through the arts!...more

WOMEN TO WATCH: THE RESEARCHER, DR. LUISEL RICKS-SANTI

I’m sure you’ll agree, I look forward to the day when we can safely say that cancer doesn’t stand a chance. The day when we no longer have to worry about hearing that a loved one has received that dreadful diagnosis, or if they do, the day when we no longer have to fear that this diagnosis is the beginning of the end....more

Crosspost: Women's Receipt Books

In today's entry from The Great Plains Diaries of Harriet E. Whitcher, Hattie mentions working on her receipt-books:...more

Discovering Margery Milne

In yet another attempt to rid myself of magazines and items that sit on a shelf too long I happened upon a book entitled The Nature of Life. It has sat on my bookshelf for many years and has followed me everywhere but is yet to be read. I think it came from my parents book collection and I adopted it. The dust jacket was ripped and discarded some time back and there is little chew marks on the binding from when my dog decided to taste it. I can’t speak to its flavour but I can say it is a solid book with a lot of text and beautiful pictures within its pages....more

Women in History Who Got That Motherhood is Optional

Have you seen the collage of never-mom women from history (and some still alive) on pinterest? Olivia Reading has done a great job. It's Women's History Month, and I find it inspiring!...more

Hurricane Irene - and a few other powerful women…

After Irene passed through Connecticut earlier this week, many of us once again have power....more
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