We’ve reached the final post of our women’s words and art series. Today’s postcards are just as empowering and inspiring as the previous posts. Talking back to the ideology that a woman’s place is in the kitchen or bedroom, this art speaks volumes: A woman’s place is in the resistance. I “designed” my own postcard … Continue reading Women | Words and Art III
As promised, I’m back today with more art from “The Future Is Female” package. Are you ready to be empowered? Nevertheless, she persisted. In his explanation of Elizabeth Warren’s “silencing” during her “lengthy speech” criticizing [then] Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, Senator Mitch McConnell declared, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she … Continue reading Women | Words and Art II
Did you see the Google Doodle on International Women’s Day? The doodle featured a collection of inspiring quotes by women beautifully illustrated by [other] women. It’s a pretty impressive collection, and I want the prints! Fortunately, my bestie–from now on referred to as “the prophet”–anticipated this and sent me a beautiful collection of 12 woman-centered … Continue reading Women | Words and Art I
The best kinds of friendships are fierce lady friendships, where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and believe the other deserves the world. My amazing bestie, Aleta, sent me an almost equally amazing “I AM WOMAN” package just in time for Women’s History Month (WHM), and I’m looking forward to sharing a … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Let’s Love Each Other Fiercely
Yesterday, our university president, Dr. Les, began a day-long meeting with inviting faculty and staff to think about those with whom we work who have gone out of the way, demonstrated genuine care, and made a positive impact on our lives during the “just completed” academic year. After contemplation, six were selected to share their … Continue reading I.M.A.G.I.N.E.
I participated in the latest round of Love Notes and made a new penfriend! Peggy L, my partner for Love Notes 27, is a retired nurse who’s finding her way to other “identities” and embracing the artist within. Her messages were sweet and cheerful and I looked forward to retrieving each from my post office … Continue reading Sunflowers and Connection
Lead by example: Support women on their way to the top. Trust that they will extend a hand to those who follow. –Mariela Dabbah I tried and tried to capture the daffodils this spring, but they were a bit wonky and difficult to photograph, so I am grateful for the perfect bunch of daffodils my … Continue reading “such are daffodils/with the green world they live in”
The postcard above, which features the work of German expressionist painter Gabriele Münter, was one of the first I received for International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month. It came from my Love Notes friend, Eileen V. In honor of our sharing flowers with other women throughout the world, Eileen added another “flower.” She affixed to the … Continue reading Speaking in Flowers: In Front of a Window
March is over, but I still have a stimulating bunch of woman-centered art/words/postcards to share! Here’s a sneak peek at most of the yellow and purple flower postcards I received for Women’s History Month. I’ll be sharing them on the blog throughout the next month or two (or three) because they deserve a closer look. … Continue reading Sneak Peek: An Inspiring Arrangement
As I was fretting over today’s blog post, I received notification from Divya of Merry Motherhood that she nominated me for the Three Quotes in Three Days challenge. Quotes? Of course, I’m in! The rules are pretty simple: Thank the person who nominates you Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days Nominate three … Continue reading Quotes Challenge Day 1: Do It Afraid!