Does anyone else think at least once a day, am I woman enough? There is a definite line between what makes women, women and men, men in our society. After reading that statement, some things might have popped into your head. There might have been the stereotypes like the commander of the house, bearer of children, and protector of said child. Forgive me - that is my bias …Read More >
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I stood in a line with sixty other women that were in my community. The room was small and felt rather crowded but none of us minded. It was cozy. This week, one of our members proposed we do an activity that could help bring us closer together. The game was simple. Someone would call out a statement and if it applied to you then you would step forward or “step over the …Read More >
When our bus pulled into the lot of State Reformatory for Women, the first thing I noticed was the tall chain linked fence. It was a beautiful morning. The sky looked like a painting and the weather was close to perfect. I looked out towards the front of the bus and saw the guards waiting for us. I was anxious and had no idea what to expect but I knew I was going to …Read More >
No one was more surprised than my husband and I when the doctor told us I was seven weeks pregnant. Exactly one year to the day before, they said I would never be able to have children. I was almost 43 years old. My frame was too small for the baby which affected the position of her left leg. After she was born she wore a leg harness for several months. We were uncertain …Read More >
“Spread the word. Have you heard? All across the nation. We are going to be a great generation,” calls out 9 year-old Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, on the stage of March For Our Lives to the hundreds of people, of all ages and background, gathered at Pennsylvania Avenue on a chilly Saturday in Washington DC. On this Saturday, March 24th, …Read More >
The Incident The separation was two months before that day she went to meet her soon to be ex-husband at his motel room. She brought their infant son along for the visit. She asked about child support. “You’ll be lucky if you get fifty dollars!” he said. Suddenly furious, her husband picked up the playing baby and threatened to take him away. The husband became …Read More >