Category Archives: Feminism

eBook now available – “A Feminist Legacy: The Ethics of Wilma Scott Heide and Company”

Back in the 1980’s, Charlene Eldridge Wheeler and I formed Margaretdaughters, Inc. – a feminist publishing company. Two of our books have major historical significance but they have long been out of print, even though it is possible to find … Continue reading

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New article on Cassandra just published!

Elizabeth Berrey and I have an article that was just published in Sinister Wisdom titled “Cassandra: Lesbian (Non)Presence in Nursing!”  We were delighted to have this opportunity to document some of Cassandra’s history, while at the same time reflecting on what … Continue reading

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Report on the Rebel Nursing Conference!

Reflecting on the amazing experience of the Rebel Nursing conference in Philadelphia, I realize that I “speak” from several different voices, each with her own perspective, but all in awe of what happened in the Claire Fagin Hall School of … Continue reading

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Quilts, and women, with a history!

Recently I discovered that my cousin Margaret and I have matching quilts made by our mother’s sisters, Bettie and Hilda.  These quilts were made in the 1930’s and the discovery that there are two of them prompted me to post … Continue reading

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Feminism is not dead, and neither is this blog!

Well perhaps this blog has been bogged down lately, and perhaps some folks feel that feminism has taken a back seat if not bogged down or dead.  But in fact, these perceptions are far from reality!  My blog story is … Continue reading

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Remembering Adrienne Rich

During the days and weeks following the death of someone who is important, I find myself wishing I had given more attention to who they were before this happened, and devoting time now to remembering.  For me this is a … Continue reading

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To the lawmakers

I have recently discovered an amazing performance poet, Lauren Zuniga.  Her video, which I have embedded here, is powerful and amazing, and expresses in just a few minutes what many have attempted to convey for a number of years.  Take … Continue reading

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Dream of a Healing House

Many years ago I wrote an article that focused connections between on feminist thought and nursing.  The article opened with a “dream of a healing house” that continues draw commentary and response from folks all over the world.  So I … Continue reading

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“Peace & Power” has come to the 99%

Ever since the “Occupy” movement started, I have watched, with some amazement, reports of the process that they have developed for the “participatory democracy” that is evolving, and especially their approaches for the General Assemblies! Belief it or not, what … Continue reading

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Bridal (bridle) images

An interesting thing about the English language is how many words sound exactly alike (or almost exactly), but the distinction in meaning is in the spelling.  Here is a great example – bridal and bridle.  When you think about the … Continue reading

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