Metaphorically and literally. Literally, you should have your own hammer just like my Grandma Dora. It is probably the most helpful tool in any carpenter’s toolbox. Hang a picture, build a dog house or some raised beds. Rip out that wall blocking your view (maybe get a permit and verify it is NOT load bearing… Continue reading Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services
One of my most valuable possessions is a hammer that once belonged to my maternal grandmother; today I employed it in aid of my newly minted, fragile sober-ish way of being. I've written about Grandma Dora before, most notably here. I have also written about my struggle self-medicating with alcohol.
Today, March 23, 2019 marks the occasion of what would have been my grandmother's 109th birthday. Grandma Dora is one of the most important influences in my life. She was a mixture of modern and traditional: she never wore pants but insisted on owning her own livestock and keeping her money separate. Dora's community involvement,… Continue reading Grandma Dora
remember for a good time call written on the bathroom wall? 1981 for me when was it you? inside our heads patriachy whispers you are property livestock and land exchanged for a wife 1870 in the UK 1922 Alberta 2012 Botswana last gasp patriarchy shouting online #writtenonthebathroomwall
I'd say celebrating, but there is much still to be done in the area of women's rights. I've not prepared a full blog, I thought instead I would share some past #InspiringWordsInspiringWomen memes. And, I'd like to invite everyone to do a bit of exploration today and find your feminist hero(s). I'm going to finish… Continue reading Commemorating #IWD