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November/December Quotes

by heather
"Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes. Success also means more women in the House and Senate (where women are, sadly, the most underrepresented group by percentage of population vs. percentage in Congress). Success means that girls aren’t starving themselves to try to match some twisted ideal Read more [...]

October Quotes

by heather
“Women are responsible for two thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10 percent of the total income and own 1 percent of the property... So, are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking.”- Daniel Craig "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead."- Thomas Paine “The true wealth of a community is measured by how carefully it listens to its women and how sincerely it values their wisdom. Empowering Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: September

by heather
What I've Been Up To (other than homework and unpacking): We took the kids to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. When I was a kid my grandpa was very interested in rocks. He helped me start a rock collection and encouraged my interest and study in this. It's not something I've been involved in for decades. Recently Thing 1 has shown excitement and interest in rocks, and I was happy to support this. We took her to this show where in addition to exhibits, there were several kid oriented rock and Read more [...]

September Quotes

by heather
"For some reason, people want to see you fail. That's not your problem, that is their problem."- Sandra Bullock "Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it's a process. I was completely the eager beaver in school, I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up, and it's often not cool to be the person that puts themself out there, and I've often gotten teased mercilessly, but I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe Read more [...]

The Big Move

by heather
So a couple weeks ago 'the big move' happened. I was accepted to grad school in April, so I knew this was happening, yet I still spent a good part of my summer in limbo. As soon as last semester was over I deep-cleaned my house and packed up at least half of it. We got a contractor to finish the basement and waited for a buyer. Unfortunately, instead of the expected 6-8 weeks, it took 4 and 1/2 months and everyone who was interested wanted to wait until the basement was finished before they put in Read more [...]

July/August Quotes

by heather
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."- Robin Williams “I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.”― Susan B. Anthony "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."- Dolly Parton "My coach said I ran like a girl, I said if he could run a little faster he could too." -- Mia Hamm "Each time a woman stands up for herself, Read more [...]

June Quotes

by heather
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”-J.K. Rowling "Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will get you the right ones."- John Lennon "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."- Aldous Huxley "Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who make the world a little less Read more [...]

May Quotes

by heather
For every woman and girl violently attacked, we reduce our humanity. For every woman forced into unprotected sex because men demand this, we destroy dignity and pride. Every woman who has to sell her life for sex we condemn to a lifetime in prison. For every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women. ~Nelson Mandela Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.- Rachel Gordon If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more Read more [...]

April Quotes

by heather
May we hope that, when we are all dead and gone, leaders will arise who have been personally experienced in the hard, practical work, the difficulties, and the joys of organizing nursing reforms, and who will lead far beyond anything we have done!- Florence Nightingale Gratitude never radicalized anybody. I don't care if they recognize the past, I just want them to get angry about the present and keep going.- Gloria Steinem It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the Read more [...]

March Quotes

by heather
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"-Seneca "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see."- Mark Twain "The best way for us to cultivate fearlessness in our daughters and other young women is by example. If they see their mothers and other women in their lives going forward despite fear, they'll know it's possible."- Gloria Steinem “Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, & in the collective awareness of the group. Read more [...]

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