Category Archives: women’s stories

Leontyne Price

Today – Feb. 10th – is the 90th birthday of the great American soprano Leontyne Price.  I heard her sing many years ago at the Metropolitan Opera House.  I just listened to her singing Schubert’s “Ave Maria” (first video in … Continue reading

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Pathbreakers!

I was just reading a letter, “Woman’s Growing Up” by Alice Stone Blackwell in “The New York Times,” dated, 8/11/1915.  In it she recalled: “Dr. Emily Blackwell once said to me: “No woman whose memory does not go back sixty … Continue reading

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Run Women Run!!!!!!!!!!!!

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“You are always . . . .

“It’s important not to say to yourself, ‘Oh, it’s O.K. It’s important to remember that, for example, in Russia, for the first year of when Vladimir Putin came to power, everybody was thinking that it will be O.K.” “It is … Continue reading

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Fight

7:19 text from granddaughter Sophie: “what are we gonna do” 7:34 reply from me:”we are gonna keep on fight for what is right and good! We are gonna keep making our voices heard! We are gonna stick together!!! I love … Continue reading

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A Remedy

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s remedy for “Nervous Ills” . . . just what’s needed for dealing with 2016 election jitters. (I discovered this ad today in “The Salt Lake Herald” June 20, 1896, p. 3.)

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New Possibilities

Jane Addams’ contributions were so deep and wide and transformative. Recently I’ve been looking at her role in women’s fight for the vote, in other words – women’s fight to participate in the political arena. “What after all has maintained … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Happy Birthday

My head is in my project so I missed the fact that today is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s birthday, until I got a text from my wonderful niece Julia Morgan: “Happy birthday to HRC! Can’t wait to celebrate her again in … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Feminists

Just published by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) and FREE: a unique and historical e-book: Our Fabulous Feminists, a biographical compendium of personal essays written by 95 Second Wave pioneers. My essay, “Why I Write Women’s History,” was first published … Continue reading

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Friends: Helen Hunt Jackson and Emily Dickinson

A popular poet, fiction writer, and essayist, Helen Hunt Jackson was a prominent and indomitably outspoken advocate for the rights of Native American people. She produced a barrage of words–letters, speeches, articles, essays, and two important books: “A Century of … Continue reading

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