The Lives of Women


No matter how old you are, walk your truth

A woman writes herself a life each day as she moves in the now. Virginia Woolf said that only women stirred her imagination. I would add only women have moved me to action and power. If I would write my life it would be to try to protect other women from tragedy and abuse and grief. It would be to say my complete truth without fear of consequences.

Often in literature and in every day life, women’s every day life, our friendships are belittled, and misunderstood. Yet, as women, friendships enliven us, fill us up and give us a way out of lonely grief.

” Affection…means the state of influencing, acting upon, moving, and impressing, and of being influenced by other women.”—-Janice Raymond

Audra Lorde once stated, ” I speak without concern for the accusations
that I am too much or too little woman
that I am too black or too white
or too much myself
and through my lips come the voices of the ghosts
of our ancestors
living and moving among us.”

“To justify an unorthodox life by writing about it is to re-inscribe the original violation, to re-violate masculine turf.” —Nancy K. Miller

Celebration of being a woman

Celebration of our lives as women

9 thoughts on “The Lives of Women

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  2. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. As a mixed blood, disabled aspie (Asperger) it often seems like being my authentic self results in backladh and pushback from multiple directions. It is good to be reminded that it is worth doing; -)

  3. So very timely for me today. I had to put my head down on my desk and allow my tears to flow. I should thank you but cannot quite bring myself to do so, not today. Perhaps tomorrow.

    I love that last picture. It feels like me.

  4. I honour us, we women, creatives, intuitives, mystics, warriors – all.

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