THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY – AGING AND CREATIVITY

OLD

May is Celebrate Older Americans Month and the theme for 2016 is:

Blaze

During the month of May I will be writing about wonderful women who are blazing trails in the creative arts.  Tomorrow it will be my pleasure to tell you about Carol Varsalona who writes at the:

Beyond LiteracyLink
A dedicated space to ponder, reflect, and converse about life, literacy, and learning.

Musing About Sisterhood

Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers " sponsors an opportunity to share your writing.
Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers ” sponsors an opportunity to share your writing.

In an effort to be more disciplined about my writing, I am trying to start what I think of as weekly writing  features.  Posts that will contain writing on specific subjects.  One of the subjects is feminism.  I started a column last week that I named Feminist Friday.

As part of writing this column, I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject of feminism.  One of the books I am reading is Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks.

In my reading this morning she reminds the reader about the importance of sisterhood.  Bell feels that the feminist movement has lost its emphasis on women remembering to help women.

I know that since most of the “Slicers” are teachers that you need no reminder about helping other women.  I see evidence of your generosity to each other when I open my computer every morning.

I was a recipient of that generosity myself on Sunday.  Carol Varsalona, one of our Slicers, has been very generous to me in sharing her knowledge about digital renderings.  Thank you, Carol.

And thank you, all of you beautiful slicers, for your daily examples of generosity as you share your time and your knowledge without any fear of scarcity.

Stock photograph of the famous World War II poster "We Can Do It!" showing Rosie the Riveter wearing a red bandana and flexing her muscles against a yellow background, created by J. Howard Miller. The woman that modeled for this image was actually named Geraldine Doyle and was a real riveter in the 1940s.
Stock photograph of the famous World War II poster “We Can Do It!” showing Rosie the Riveter wearing a red bandana and flexing her muscles against a yellow background, created by J. Howard Miller. The woman that modeled for this image was actually named Geraldine Doyle and was a real riveter in the 1940s.

Wishing you sisterhood forever,

Bernadette