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Jacqueline Felicie (1290-d.after 1322) We know of this French healer due to the records from her trial when she was brought before the Inquisition by male physicians who felt threatened by her success. Felicie was well-liked, only accepting payment for her services if successful; she was also an advocate for women treating women. She was tried & found guilty of practicing medicine w/o a license & was forbidden from practicing medicine & excommunicated. She disappears from the records after that.
“One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.” — Josephine Baker
The phrase "bread and circuses" has become a commonplace to describe how the Roman Empire managed to keep the populace contented during the long centuries of its decline. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life