Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services

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

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

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