Words To Live By: “Nature Brings Solace In All Troubles”

Within her diary, first published as THE SECRET ANNEX and later published as THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, Anne Frank expresses her belief in the healing power of nature — “amidst the simple beauty of nature…will always be comfort for every sorrow… nature brings solace in all troubles”: “The […]

Words: “Where Human Beings Grow Human Souls …”

Where do we find our courage, our strength, our resiliency, our compassion… Ursula K. Le Guin explained in her Mills College Commencement address, 1983 (excerpt): “Because you are human beings you are going to meet failure. You are going to meet disappointment, injustice, betrayal, and irreparable loss. You will find you’re weak […]

Words: “… Her Birthright To Self-Sovereignty “

The road to full inclusion, participation, and opportunity for women still lies ahead — seemingly endless and unnecessarily winding.   But, each step along the way needs to be recognized and celebrated.  For it is the individual steps each woman takes towards ” her birthright to self-sovereignty ” that strengthens the steps of […]

#ILookLikeA #GirlPower #Future

Seeing is believing!  Especially when it comes to an #ILookLikeA #Girlpower #Future! But today I found a little hope and inspiration in a wonderful video showing girls envisioning themselves as the current generation of movers and shakers. Bravo to GoldieBlox.  I’ve been a little critical of their misdirected messaging in past videos.  But […]

Sharing FEMINIST Stories: An Interview With Jennifer Hall Lee

Feminism is not the “F” word and feminists are not the bearded, Birkenstock wearing sisterhood!  Disabusing wrong-headed notions about feminism is vital in understanding its benefits to society as well as the opportunities now available to women as a result. In a special edition of Dare We Say, I had an opportunity to interview […]

Join NGN Day – A Many Faceted Network Is A Girl’s Best Friend!

Do you have people in your life, personally and professionally, who are willing to step forward to listen, lend a hand, shoulder or idea, share information and experiences, find others who could and would help you when needed?  You should.  Everyone needs a many faceted network! It used to be universally proclaimed that […]

Patricia Arquette: “It’s Our Time” For Equality

Patricia Arquette’s “it’s our time” appeal on behalf of women’s equality brought excitement to an otherwise lackluster Oscar telecast.  Upon accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress, she stood before a worldwide audience of 1 billion and declared: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and every citizen of […]