Louisa May Alcott: Her Gift to Women of All Ages

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. And so begins Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  You most likely read this book as a girl and probably have a copy given to you some Christmas or Hanukkah decades ago in an attic somewhere.  Today is Christmas and I just… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott: Her Gift to Women of All Ages

The Perfect Worlds of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman worked hard to envision a better world for you to live in.  Gilman lived and wrote most actively in the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, penning economic treatises and fiction that explored her ideas that a more peaceful, just, happy world depended on the equality, especially economically, of women. … Continue reading The Perfect Worlds of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Helen Nearing: Liver of The Good Life

Helen Nearing’s influence on my life has been profound and I am honored to write this post to celebrate her and her husband, Scott.  I grew up in the 1960s and 70s in a liberal university town where their works were widely read, so I have always just assumed that everyone knew of them and had… Continue reading Helen Nearing: Liver of The Good Life

Find Your Power with Max Dashu

Max Dashu is one of women’s history’s unsung heroes and someone every woman, and man actually, should know about.  For almost 40 years, Max has collected thousands of images that document the history of women and their achievements that rarely makes it into history books.  She has created 100 slide presentations that show powerful women as shamans, civic… Continue reading Find Your Power with Max Dashu

Singing with Ancient Women’s Voices

Sometimes the spirit of women ancestors is as close as the songs our grandmothers taught us.  Last night I went to a performance of traditional Balkan music, including a women’s a capella choral group.  The group offered songs sung for centuries by Bulgarian women  in the towns and villages as they worked, celebrated marriages, accompanied… Continue reading Singing with Ancient Women’s Voices

Isadora Duncan: Woman for Our Times

If you would like to read a post I wrote for the Her Circle Ezine Inner Circle blog about the dancer Isadora Duncan and what she has to say to women of our own times, click on the link below!  Isadora Duncan                                                                               ~ Carolyn Lee Boyd

Into the Cave with Donna Read

Deep in our psyches is a cave, a place of shadows and warmth, nurturing and fertility, where we can go to reflect, revitalize, and reconnect with our souls, beliefs, and values.  We may venture there alone, but sometimes a talisman appears to ignite the bonfire in the cave’s center that gives us enthusiasm and lights… Continue reading Into the Cave with Donna Read

Happy Birthday, Yoko Ono

Tomorrow is Yoko Ono’s 75th birthday.  You have most likely heard of Yoko Ono, but you may not know that she has now spent almost 50 years creating art that is provocative, fun, spirited and meaningful.  She records music, creates and gives performances, makes films, exhibits art, and much more.  You may remember “cut piece,”… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Yoko Ono

Mary Webb

Mary Webb was a British writer in the early 20th century.  She had a brief moment of fame in the 1920s when her novel, “Precious Bane,” became popular then another briefer moment more recently when it was made into a movie by the BBC. Most of her life, though, Mary Webb spent in rural England… Continue reading Mary Webb