Grandma Dora

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

October 24 is United Nations Day — Today I Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was established by the UN Charter. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first American delegate to the UN, the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and she presided over the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the garden of the UN Headquarters in New York, there … Continue reading October 24 is United Nations Day — Today I Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

It’s Your Uterus? Women’s Mental Health

I'm going to try to stay calm and reasoned with this topic, but I can't promise it won't spill over into a full on rant. I've looked at several academic journal articles over the past few days and the interplay between gender and mental health is complex. The way this complexity is presented on some … Continue reading It’s Your Uterus? Women’s Mental Health