A Wonderful Today Today marks a huge milestone for my daughter. Today is the first day she is officially working as an audiologist. She received her doctorate in May. Friday was the last day of a year-long externship with a major integrated managed care consortium. I am so proud of her. Not only was it a sought-after externship, they decided they wanted to offer her a … [Read more...] about Meaningful Dates
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
Quan Yin, Quality, Quilts, Queer... or perhaps Quakers, or Quest... such a quandary as to what to write about for this A to Z Challenge for the letter Q. The later portion of the English alphabet poses a special challenge as the words that start some of the letters in the last third of the set have almost no words starting with those letters that are in common use and in these … [Read more...] about Iconic Q: It is about Quality