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Women’s History
Did you know that Carrie Chapman Catt was more than a suffragist? I didn't, but now I do. Read on!
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My reading list is idiosyncratic, a reflection of my personal interests and feelings. How did you decide what to read this summer?
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We bring our personal experiences to the art we see, hear and read.
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With Mother's Day close at hand, I am devoting this newsletter to mothers – mine, yours, all of ours.
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Current events should lead us to a new way of thinking about women's history.
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Like quilts and blankets, the history of America is composed of many strands.
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Michelle Wu and Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson
This month, I'm sharing an article I wrote for MS Magazine. Here it is, as it appeared on November 11.
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Yesterday I voted in Boston's mayoral election where there were two candidates, both women. A little more than a century ago, this could not have happened -- neither me in the voting booth nor women on the ballot. Upstate New York had a lot to do with making it possible.
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Self-portrait with Bernardino Campi
This month, I'm talking about art again. Actually, a book about art, The Mirror and the Palette, by Jennifer Higgie, where she covers five hundred years of women's self-portraiture, a genre women have long practiced, even if mostly under the radar.
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In last month's newsletter, I ruminated on how women can move history. Now I'm back with more on the subject, specifically Phebe Lord Upham, born in Maine in 1804.
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