"Oh Lordy Lordy." That is what my mother might have said. Were she alive today, she would be 102. She was born before women had suffrage in the U.S. I've been looking for a phrase that is tame enough to not offend, but that anyone who knows me will know I am turning something on its head when I use the phrase. I am considering this one. I am not one for Lords. Nor even … [Read more...] about And Now For…
A conference that attracts thousands of women content creators and thousands more individuals employed by vendors and publishers that work with, or in support of, those women creates a massive vortex, for lack of a better word, of women's energy. This exists beyond the corporate entities that control, coordinate, and sponsor the media sites and conference. This is akin to … [Read more...] about BlogHer: Multiple Identities and Energies
is for Quilt, More than Fabric Art American quilting probably began with the piecing together of worn or torn blankets and the patching of linens. Home spun and woven fabrics were the staples of clothing, bedding, and even door and window coverings. But cloth does not preserve well, and little evidence for pre-colonial quilts exist. Colonial and … [Read more...] about Quilts – Q of Legacy Tools
by Joyce Hanson How do you know if you have crossed paths with a remarkable woman? If her reputation proceeds her, then it is certain. But, what if you had no knowledge at the time, and it would be almost a half-century later before you came to that realization? All you have is this memory of a hot day in late June. It was a required 3-credit course in textile design and one … [Read more...] about Crossing Paths with a Remarkable Woman
There is a reason I use the word history, and not herstory, as might be predicted by my role as a feminist. I grew up in a time and in circumstances where I could not grow to be anything but a self-declared feminist. However, in many ways I am a traditionalist, though a quite progressive one. I love change, I advocate for change in processes where I believe it might be of … [Read more...] about Why Her Story?