Tag: women’s history

The food (including a recipe and test for Cornish Meat Rolls) in The Wizardry of Jewish Women

A group of enthusiastic cooks and lovely people are making recipes mentioned in my new novel, The Wizardry of Jewish Women. I almost always have recipes lurking beneath my fiction. Even my next novel (which I’m editing this week) contains food which I can cook, and it takes place off-planet! My new novel is set …

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Wendy J. Dunn – Women’s History Month

Birth and Rebirth When I looked through my journal for something I could use for Gillian’s topic, I re- discovered this short essay I wrote in a response to an article I read twenty years ago. My essay explores the event that turned my life around: Years ago, Janet Hawley wrote a powerful essay called …

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Amanda Bridgeman – Women’s History Month

Some days I look at life and think it’s hard. I work a full time job where I manage several staff, am PA to the boss, I spend nights and weekends working on a second job – the books – and I live in an old house that always needs something fixing. And some days …

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Tor Roxburgh – Women’s History Month

I was 23 and not given to telling people the truth about my life. My son was a few weeks old and he felt like a stranger. Motherhood was desperate, lonely and empty. My husband was a heroin addict. I’d spent years lying to my family and my diminishing circle of friends about my situation. …

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Sue Burke – Women’s History Month

Who wears the pants? When I was in grade school in the 1960s in Wisconsin, girls could not wear slacks to school except on days when we had physical education, and then only for half-days. At lunch, we had to go home and change. We also sometimes wore slacks under our skirts on cold winter …

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Isolde Martyn – Women’s History Month

EDUCATE A WOMAN AND… My Mum died just before Christmas at the age of 96 and I am so proud of what she achieved. It can’t have been easy growing up in the Depression. She won a scholarship to the town’s grammar school. It separated her from the village kids she had grown up with …

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Mary Victoria – Women’s History Month

I put off writing this blog post for a long while. Well, I didn’t exactly put it off: it slipped between my fingers, scuttled away and wriggled under the bed like the tricky thing it is. I’ve been trying to coax it out with treats. I thought of telling an inspirational story about becoming a …

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Pamela Freeman – Women’s History Month

The woman who changed the hospitals My mother-in-law, Doris Hart, is one of my heroes. Born in West Bromich, and trained as a teacher because teachers were given scholarships, she married Ben Hart, a divorced man (shock! horror!) in 1951 and followed him to Singapore where he was a teacher at the RAF base. There …

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Donna Maree Hanson – Women’s History Month

When I look over my life it seems as if I have always been overcoming hurdles. Surviving childhood was a bit of achievement! I’m sure many of you feel the same. That may sound glib, but if I look at me now I am far from where I ever expected or even imagined myself to …

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