Personally. Politically. Culturally. Yep. All of it. unsplash-logoWalid Berrazeg With the New Year our reckoning of where we are in time resets, clicks up a notch, and we tend to go along with this arbitrary date assignment. 2019. 5779. 4717. These are current descriptors of the now, or what will soon will soon be now in the last case. TIME … [Read more...] about Time for Change
The Geography of Seasons Summer is upon us here in Tucson where we are based. And when the temp gets to be over 110° F this old Editor/Publisher goes into siesta mode! But never fear, it hasn't hit those scorching temperatures as yet this year, and we are still writing and putting out prompts. Our local tradition dictates June as a time to pray for rain. While the … [Read more...] about June, Litha, Solstice Writing Prompts
The Influence of One Woman If you ask readers to name two successful African American women writers you will probably hear Alice Walker and Toni Morrison in reply. But if you go back another generation the reply, if the respondent is savvy in history and literature, has to be Zora Neale Hurston. But she was so much more than a novelist. Like so many women Zora was almost … [Read more...] about Iconic Z: Zora Neale Hurston
I had written quite a bit, about Wonder Woman for the W post, but like some earlier entries, I held off on publication, and am glad I did. I still adore the concept of a wonder woman, not to be confused with a superwoman, but a concept I love even more is the concept of the Woke Woman. She is the real superhero. She is us. We are awakening. You woke? If you aren't you … [Read more...] about Iconic W: Can White Women Be Woke?
I knew from the first thought of doing the challenge this year that I wanted to do the word vessel for the letter V. Women being thought of as vessels is a problematic, but common concept. I suspect it is one of the most harmful iconic visualizations of women in the world. I do not want to disparage any belief, if it is a loving belief or a fact-based belief. I will not … [Read more...] about Iconic V: Women Are Not Weaker Vessels