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SusanVH's picture
Oct.01.2012
  Just in time for Fire Prevention Month (October), author Dianne Ochiltree offers a vibrant picture book portrait of the brave but heretofore unsung heroine Molly Williams, this country's first female firefighter. In Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female...
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Jun.08.2012
A corset advert from the Ladies' Home Journal 1906.  When in doubt about what to write about, do Ladies' Underwear. This ad is from the 1906 Ladies' Home Journal, which I bought off eBay while researching my digital trilogy School Marms and Suffragettes, Threshold Girl (about Flora...
carmen-ambrosio's picture
Feb.28.2012
I would like to honor the West Indian females who have embodied strength and free will in my life. They are my mother, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, cousins, family friends, public school teachers, and principals. They chose what they did and did whatever it was well. They spoke when and as they...
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Nov.01.2011
(c) 2011 Jeanne Powell"Helping Us See What Was"all rights reserved   Last Sunday afternoon I was shopping at Whole Foods, taking advantage of its quite reasonably priced "house label" to get maximum value, and I overheard two women talking about a variety of reactions among friends who had...
tayari-jones's picture
Mar.16.2011
For Women's History Month, I wrote a blog post about a woman I admire, ROSA PARKS.  This is something new for me because I never really *admired* Mrs. Parks.  That image of the sweet seamstress who defied Jim Crow, while sill being a lady just wasn't my idea of reisistance.  But then I found out...
susan-fleet's picture
Mar.10.2011
It began with a ringing in her ears. At the age of eight Evelyn Glennie complained of sore ears and hearing loss. Three years later she got a hearing aid, but found it distracting and discarded it. A musically gifted child and a promising student of piano and clarinet, she had perfect pitch—the...
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Jan.05.2011
My book Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice is now an ebook offered through Amazon. A triumph, for I did it all myself. Years in print publishing had worn deep grooves in my brain, so it took some effort to wrap my mind around the basic ebook concepts: No pages. No fancy...
jane-hammons's picture
Oct.22.2010
If you had asked me a couple of years ago what Bouchercon was, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you, but if you ask me now, I’ll tell you much more than you really want to know. I immersed myself in four days of panels, interviews and book signings and had a lot of fun doing it. And I have...
kristen-caven's picture
Nov.13.2009
Twenty years ago the Romanians overthrew their corrupt communist government. Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall came down, uniting two long-divided worlds. And twenty years ago, students of Mills College revolted against the decision to admit men. I graduated from Mills in 1988, and like the...
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Mar.18.2009
      THE POLITICS OF THE MUSE AND THE LIGHT THAT NEVER DIES     In my recent GRITS.com interview with Marlive Harris and Luther E. Vann, I mentioned two poems in connection to presidential candidate Barack Obama. One was Midnight Flight of the Poetry Angels and the other was this poem,...