It’s Time, Women

It’s time to resurrect our confidence, recapture the sensitivity of intuitive knowing, acknowledge the power of our resiliency; we are women merciful companions healers attending Divinity’s passage, peace-seekers directing life’s journey. Too long have we equated self-esteem with patriarchal agendas, disappointed with our inability to meet media standards, blamed ourselves for divorce, disease, staying home […]

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Displaced in Patriarchy

Long since dawn’s early observation, have witnessed patriarchy’s inequalities first hand second hand lack a solution, short of vengeance – perpetrate rather than end the cycle of crime – no place to call home. (Image from personal collection.)  

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Injustice

On Patriarchal watch the feminine is on trial – crimes noted, abetted, intervention and consequence murdered – suspects ride a pendulum where witnesses are criminal and the vulnerable run no peace to be had while justice sleeps.

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Invisible Forces

What ideology is this – the feminine clothed in conservatism, carting creatures whose nature is wild – are we to believe women, too, are tractable, or that girls should aspire to control their beastly selves, become pets for mass consumerism? Glances say it all – the inability to face the authors of this myth – […]

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Dear Sylvia Plath (Response to Apprehensions)

Please let me preface with a confession – I am not familiar with your work. It is not oversight on my part, rather a deliberate avoidance – you see, I too have faced the brand of madness that drove you to your death, have feared that any intimacy we might share would stir my own […]

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Can We Talk About It?

As mothers, who are concerned, as sons, who are seeking guidance, as daughters, for whom our fears mount? I don’t have the answers, maybe not even the beginning of a response, but I’m trying to get through to some level of sensibility, need to know what it takes to instill respect, to restore reverence for […]

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An Aged Feminist Perspective

I am teacher, tending to budding feminists – persecuted for their giftedness, depravity a stink that trails them – defined by sanitary napkin advertisements, comfort ridiculed; I falter, my own rage stifling responsibility… I am grandmother, overseeing the growth of a new era, promoting autonomy, watch as dependence settles in, how we whitewash human depravity […]

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It’s Time, Women

It’s time to resurrect our confidence, recapture the sensitivity of intuitive knowing, acknowledge the power of our resiliency; we are women merciful companions healers attending Divinity’s passage, peace-seekers directing life’s journey. Too long have we equated self-esteem with patriarchal agendas, disappointed with our inability to meet media standards, blamed ourselves for divorce, disease, staying home […]

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Dear Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
I have examined your wallpaper, discussed the scholarly attributes of shades of yellow, traced the edges of your unravelling with my mind, argued the merits of Gothic horror; marvelled at the brilliance of wording, the courage to define the nature of feminine madness, the boldness to highlight inequalities…

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Wayward Daughter

Back and forth I travel searching for her – retrace every bend, curve, detour – back to the water, the sand, the beach where I lost her; haunted by those velvet brown eyes – bedroom eyes, they told her, men with greedy loins, calculating – I lost her to the lure of alcohol, to the […]

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