i am here at hycroft, the lovely, lovely 100-year-old home of the university women’s club of vancouver. my friend MJ ankenmann had invited some vancouver bloggers to join her in the unveiling of a painting in honour of the many 100-year events that will happen here in 2011. just now i interviewed donalda falconer, who… Continue reading at hycroft
she opens the door. “laura hapley?” “yes …. ?” “and wally hapley?” “yes. and you are … ?” he is 6’6″, broad shouldered, dressed in thick leather from boots to gloves. “could i speak to mr. hapley, as well, please?” “he is busy right now. what is this about?” she glances towards a door in… Continue reading family life – a fantasy
image by reds on tour
what follows are excerpts from an essay i wrote in 1995 on women in philosophy, and how women’s voices often speak more to the particular (i.e. real life examples and experiences) rather than the general. it is interesting to look back on it, to see what’s still the case, and what has changed. in the… Continue reading digging for a voice
a buddhist metta prayer for mothers who do not fit our stereotypical image. the throwaway mothers, the bad mothers, the ones we point our fingers to.
still looking at images of people who, according to media, are not “supposed” to be beautiful … this beautiful photograph was created by camil tulcan
this image is quite a propos, seeing that the main topic of this week is eating disorders and body image. don’t you think? image by thinkross
here’s another book i read recently – two weeks under, by rivka tadjer. doing these book reviews reminds me a bit of my aunt. she loved buying clothes but she’d often get sick of them real quick, and then she’d ask me if i wanted them. she was 40 years older than i so –… Continue reading a mystery about weight and shame: two weeks under