Women's History Month

She Said It, the Wrap-Up

"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive.  There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them." -- George Eliot

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Today is the last day of March. . . which also makes it the last day of Women's History Month.  To wrap things up, I want to share this song with you.

Thanks for celebrating Women's History Month with me!

And now . . . one last little celebration of the legacy of women. . .

Celebrate your story!  Celebrate Women's History Month. See you next year!


She Said It, Week Four

"I feel very adventurous.  There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them."  -- Elizabeth Taylor

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March is Women's History Month. 

To celebrate, on Fridays during the month of March, I'll be honoring women by highlighting quotes by women. 

Celebrate your story!  Celebrate Women's History Month.


She Said It, Week Three

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these."  -- Susan B. Anthony

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March is Women's History Month. 

To celebrate, on Fridays during the month of March, I'll be honoring women by highlighting quotes by women. 

Celebrate your story!  Celebrate Women's History Month.


The Wearin' o' the . . . Orange

Yeah.  I know what day it is.

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I have my Guinness-soaked corned beef simmering away in the crock pot.  The potatoes are ready to boil.  And there's more Guinness chilling in the fridge.

But today. . . I'm thinking ORANGE.

As in the Orange Prize for Fiction. 

The Orange Prize for Fiction is an annual UK book award honoring fiction written by women.  The award is presented for excellence, originality, and accessibility in women's writing throughout the world.  Yesterday, they announced the "long list" of nominees.  I've only read one of the twenty books on the list. . . but you can be sure I'll be checking out the rest of the titles soon! 

My to-read list grows ever-longer. . .

(Note:  I love that the Orange Prize for Fiction "long list" is announced during March -- Women's History Month.  Historically, it was such a challenge for women to become recognized as authors.  They wrote secretly, changed their names, struggled to be heard. . . and, ultimately, forged a path.  Of all the book awards out there, the Orange Prize will always be my favorite!)


She Said It, Week Two

"Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough.  Good enough.  Successful enough.  Thin enough.  Rich enough.  Socially responsible enough.  When you have self-respect you have enough, and when you have enough, you have self-respect."  -- Gail Sheehy

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"I've had my share of pain, and I probably will in the future, too.  But I've gotta say, it's sculpted me into the person I am now.  There was a time when I looked to other people for recognition, because I didn't have enough confidence to trust my own judgment.  Now I'm not looking for reassurance, because I realize how fickle people are:  My own strength is the best strength I can have." -- Annie Lennox

March is Women's History Month. 

To celebrate, on Fridays during the month of March, I'll be honoring women by highlighting quotes by women. 

Celebrate your story!  Celebrate Women's History Month.


Smells Like. . . a Celebration

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As you might guess from the title of today's blog post. . . I'm multi-tasking!  Two Ten-on-Tuesday topics for the price of one!

First, the official Ten-on-Tuesday list:  Ten Favorite Smells.  My favorites:

  1. Lilacs in bloom
  2. Rain (probably actually "after-rain")
  3. Fresh laundry
  4. Pine trees out in the woods
  5. Bread baking
  6. Fresh roasted coffee grounds
  7. Tomato plants
  8. Basil
  9. Baby powder (reminds me of my babies. . .)
  10. Thanksgiving (all of it!)

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And, now. . . my Bonus Ten on Tuesday list. 

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Today is International Women's Day.  In fact, it is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day!  To celebrate, the Global Fund for Women has put together a list of the Top Ten Wins for Women's Movements Around the World.  Check it out!  See what progress looks like. . . for our sisters around the globe.

Celebrate International Women's Day today!  Smell. . . change in the air. . . and see what you can do to make a difference.


She Said It

"We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story."  -- Mary McCarthy

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March is Women's History Month. 

To celebrate, on Fridays during the month of March, I'll be honoring women by highlighting quotes by women. 

Celebrate your story!  Celebrate Women's History Month.

 


Legacy

When I was a schoolgirl - back in the 60s and early 70s - one of my favorite subjects was history.  But I was always a bit confused.  Where were the women?  I actually figured we called it "history" because it really was. . . his-story.

I feel a little better about things now days . . . because for the last 30 years, March means Women's History Month.  And that means. . . we get a little of her-story, too.

Please join me this month as I celebrate the legacy of women . . . right here on my blog.  To get things started, here is a slide show highlighting women in history, set to Ann Reed's powerful folksong, "Heroes."

(Click here if you'd like to see the lyrics to "Heroes" -- of if you'd like to learn more about any of the women featured at the end of the song.)