Recently I was in the middle of a discussion about whether women have ruled societies is a myth or has it been a reality in our long-ago history? I’ve found there are lots of books, essays, opinion pieces, and thought-provoking ideas about whether the world was once governed by women, and if so what impact… Continue reading Times Are A’Changin’
Why are we feared? Why are we considered less than? Is it our beauty? Why are we treated with distain? Is it our determination? Why are we not equal? Is it our body? Why are we paid less? Is it our joy? Why must we shout to be heard? Is it our voices? Why are… Continue reading Afraid of Us?
While in Kenya a few years ago I took pictures of faces of people, animals, children, and the faces of flowers. As part of this week’s Weekly Prompts challenge, I’m featuring faces of animals and women illustrating boldness, strength and a sense of vulnerability to the harshness of life in parts of that country. See… Continue reading Faces in Kenya
Our women’s group is searching for ideas on how to meet each week, share our inner most thoughts, stay 6 feet apart and be outside as part of the new ‘social distancing’ guidelines. I’ve recommended a method we used when we were kids. My sister and I would stand in the upstairs bedroom window overlooking… Continue reading Communications in This Time of Distancing
I’ve written in response to two prompts: one from fivedotoh’s Weekend Writing Prompt of ‘Mean and Nasty’, and the other from pixtowords’ Pic and a Word Challenge prompt of Courage. See more contributions for both at https://fivedotoh.com/2019/03/24/weekend-writing-prompt-mean-and-nasty/ and https://pixtowords.com/2015/09/06/pic-and-a-word-challenge-189-courage/ Kick, hit, scream, elbow, fist, run, poke, twist. They laughed and clapped as each one threw a… Continue reading Courage, Mean and Nasty
In the past couple of years, I’ve heard many women comment their political views are 180 degrees different from their spouses, one being far right, one being far left. This leads to the battle of who operates the TV remote control, and who gets to dictate what is watched and when. Often my women friends… Continue reading Why are We so Afraid?
July 4, 2018 Can I celebrate this day the way I have past Independence Days: without thought, concern, doubt, fear, disgust, or alarm? The question plagues me as I watch the sun rise on this two hundred and forty-second birthday of the United States of America. On this day more than two centuries ago a… Continue reading July 4, 2018
From around the globe I found smiling people, all ages, all colors, all languages. Here are a few pictures I have taken in China, Kenya and Mexico as part of the Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt of ‘Smile’. See many more happy folks at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/
Even though I dislike ‘shoulds’ this is a great reminder to enjoy being a woman, to honor our past, and to keep something in our closets that makes us remember we are indeed special. Thanks to Medium for sharing at http://Be Yourself <firstname.lastname@example.org> Quote A woman should have enough money within her control to move out… Continue reading A Woman Should/Could/Will/Is…
This week’s Photo a Week Challenge has a theme of ‘signs’, and the first picture of a sign I found in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico recently. See more signs at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/a-photo-a-week-challenge-signs-3/ The sign reads: ‘Keep Calm, You’re on the Fun Side of Trump’s Wall‘. Someone rubbed out the ‘T’ in Trump, but you get… Continue reading A Year of Signs