I assume most of you don’t know the name Berthe Morisot—although she does appear in my book, The Road Not Taken, in a scene where she discusses her own invisibility in history. During Women’s History Month, I want to do my own part to make artists like her visible again.
Tag Archives: Feminism
Celebrating Feminism for Women’s History Month
I want to spend the month thinking again about the future—and re-defining feminism so it can be meaningful.
About That “Last” Anniversary of Roe…
Happy Anniversary to Roe v Wade. (One that some experts warn could be the last.) I wonder if shouting that is an exercise in despair? Despair hidden as denials, guesses about how bad SCOTUS’s decision will be, despair that the current law in Texas allows no abortion even in cases of rape or incest? HowContinue reading “About That “Last” Anniversary of Roe…”
The Questions I’m Asked—and Not Asked Enough—About Novel Writing
Because National Novel Writing Month is galloping on, here are some reflections from someone who has been there—and is now going back for her second round.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Three German Words That Threatened Women’s Freedom
There’s a lot about Weimar in The Road Not Taken. (There’s even an excerpt of some of those chapters up at Ms. magazine!) To this day, I haven’t seen an environment in which women were so free—and I grew up in Greenwich Village. This brings me to today’s magical question: What three words define your freedom?