You Don't Have to Be Pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female". I'm not saying that you SHOULDN'T be pretty if you want to. (You don't owe UN-prettiness to feminism, in other words.) .... -Fran Lebowitz
"The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it." -- Margaret Atwood, from The Blind Assassin
Allison Brock: an independent radio producer and host - Allison premiered Wide Cut Country on Alberta’s Province-wide radio network; CKUA. Allison has an incredible wealth of knowledge and passion for music remains as strong as ever. AND SHE'S AS CUTE AS A BUTTON! Saturday mornings from 10-noon Alberta time. Listen via Alberta radio stations, or online: Ckua.org
"Eleanor Roosevelt’s use of her opportunities to promote better housing, more humane working conditions & racial justice was distinctly her own. She wrote a daily newspaper column, spoke on the radio & traveled the country to observe & report about the plight of the forgotten poor. During WWII she made many trips overseas on behalf of her country & at war’s end & after the death of her husband, she was a delegate to the United Nations & in 1946, became chairman of the Commission on Human Rights.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” “Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. ” ― MARGARET MEAD
Women shown include: Arundhati Roy; Rosa Parks; Sally Ride; Joan Baez; Billie Jean King; Zora Neale Hurston; Margaret Sanger; Alice Paul; Rigoberta Menchu Tum; Margaret Mead; Gertrude Stein; Susan B. Anthony; Maya Lin; Helen Keller; Ruby Dee; Amy Goodman; Dorothea Lange; Georgia O'Keeffe; Marian Anderson; Julia Butterfly Hill; Eleanor Roosevelt; Emma Goldman; Winona LaDuke; and Jeanette Rankin.
Anodea Judith, PhD, is the author of the chakra classics Wheels of Life and Eastern Body, Western Mind, along with several other award-winning books (Waking the Global Heart) and videos (The Illuminated Chakras) on psychology, spirituality, and global transformation. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and workshop presenter, as well as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher. She holds a doctorate in mind-body health and a master’s in clinical psychology.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, guardian of all the brave souls: "Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. "