It’s been a powerful week for thinking through the experiences of women. I was able to read a 1950 newspaper article about Alabama-born and Florida-bred novelist Zora Neale Hurston. It was published in The Miami Herald, my former employer. There’s nothing like reading an archival document that permits you to go back in time. Not… Continue reading nettie, zora, california, eliza…saying their names
One exam to proctor and then it’s over. Highlight of the day: an email from a purported sixth grader in Pike Road, Alabama, who wants to know about the future of humanities. I hope he becomes my pen pal. It’s not my area of expertise, but I shared what could. In my favorite Harriet Tubman… Continue reading Musings
Inspired by this week’s readings in my grad class, but also by so much swirling around me these days, I went for it and chopped off my locks. Fourth time in 51 years. Last time: 20 years ago this month. Feels good to let go. Also loving the cherry blossoms that tell me it’s Spring.… Continue reading did it!
And just like that there she was…Auntie Congresswoman Maxine “Reclaiming My Time” Waters. I saw her last night at Birmingham’s airport. She’s in Alabama partly for the Jubilee in Selma. I shall travel there to participate in a tribute to the historic walk, once remembered by my late former father in law Grant Green, the… Continue reading musings
I know I am in the final stretch of a semester when I am posting photographs of flowers in my yard. It does not mean there isn’t work before me. Indeed, I am still prepping for courses and just graded three more papers. It does mean that things are slowing down for a while… Continue reading final stretch
In a recent post, I mentioned the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit that just ended at the Brooklyn Museum. Her clothing was used alongside visual images to position her as a feminist. Also on display at the museum was an exhibit addressing feminism and womanhood via African American artists. Posted below is a video that brings together… Continue reading (black)womanhood and O’Keeffe