In media reports on women’s issues—abortion, birth... →
XIII (Dedications) by Adrienne Rich
I know you are reading this poem late, before leaving your office of the one intense yellow lamp-spot and the darkening window in the lassitude of a building faded to quiet long after rush-hour. I know you are reading this poem standing up in a bookstore far from the ocean on a grey day of early spring, faint flakes driven across the plains’ enormous spaces around you. I know you are reading this...
A Woman's War, Elizabeth D. Herman's Post-Conflict... →
Great interview with photographer Elizabeth D. Herman. See her galleries of A Woman’s War, an exploration of women’s roles in conflicts in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, here: http://elizabethdherman.com/
[My knees are bent like the corner of a page.] I am saving your place.– “Maybe I Need You” by Andrea Gibson (via clavicola)
Weird Children's Authors... but where are the... →
Initially excited to read this article and gear up for Intro to Children’s Lit class for next term, but disappointed to see very few women on the list…
"'Never Fall Down': Surviving The Killing Fields" →
YA Author Patricia McCormick & Arn Chorn-Pond, survivor of the Cambodian genocide, discuss McCormick’s newest book, Never Fall Down. McCormick’s book Sold catalyzed my activism and inspired me to care about human rights issues as a kid. Start ‘em early.
Peggy McIntosh's "White Privilege: Unpacking the... →
I reread this recently and was reminded of what an impact this had on my perspective. More people need to read this.
i made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one hand...– Lucille Clifton, from “won’t you celebrate with me” (via the-final-sentence)
Every choice is a world made new for the chosen.– Barbara Kingsolver, from Prodigal Summer