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

When Did Feminism Become the F-Word?

As usual, I had to wait for that moment of inspiration to strike. Today, it was a young barista commenting on my graphic T which has the famed and often incorrectly attributed quote: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich) The barista said it was her favorite quote and we had a nice exchange. Driving … Continue reading When Did Feminism Become the F-Word?

For the Women and Girls in My Life

I won't pretend I have new information to share in this post; many others have covered this issue better and in more depth. What issue? The unkind thoughts we have about ourselves. Things we wouldn't dream of saying to someone else, we say to ourselves (most of the time silently in our minds). Why this … Continue reading For the Women and Girls in My Life