Bitching About People Bitching About Women Bitching Is Not Bitchin’: A Response to Portrayals of Women in Fiction

Last week, I saw the Broadway play Matilda.  For me, there was a lot to love.  A female heroine who loves to read books, is super smart, tells adventure stories, is a little bit magical and stands up to bullies?  Yes!  Count me in!  The world needs to see more Matildas—inspiring girls and women in […]


For those of you who haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In”, it’s  about giving women inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. I’m all for leaning in. I always have been. I only wish I was younger and didn’t have the aches and pains I have now.  Certainly would make leaning […]

HeART needs Art

Celebrations, for me, are about love. They can also be a work of art. HeART doesn’t come without ART. I’d like to thank my mom for giving me the ART of celebration as a theme of our life. In Mobile, Alabama, we did not have a lot, but man she could whip up a good […]