Women’s History Month: What’s the haps on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?

I was three years old when I learned that my gender was a liability. I received this special education on the playground while attempting to play with three little boys, one of them named Tom. I’d played with Tom many times before. On the swings. On the slide. Building cities in the sandbox. Though Tom … Continue reading Women’s History Month: What’s the haps on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?

Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Sojourner Truth

As a girl, I recall hearing the name Sojourner Truth (c.1797-1883) as often as I heard Harriet Tubman, Ella Fitzgerald and Angela Davis. These days, not so much. This is a shame because Ms. Truth was the very essence of strength and resilience. An outspoken abolitionist who supported herself through speaking engagements and self-portrait sales, this … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Sojourner Truth