An open data analysis by GendRE API of 5 million IMDb names underscores the gender gap in the film industry.
My mother taught me many important things – that being smart is always in, that looking “classy” beats looking “sexy” any day, that doing math is cool, etc. But probably the most important thing that she taught me is to kill them with kindness. The weird thing is my mom has had a really tough … Continue reading »
Growing up I assumed it was normal to have a mom would wake up early to help you make crafts, go to the library so you could check out the same book (about bears making crafts), and was the leader of your Camp Fire troop, helping organize activities and outings for you and your friends. … Continue reading »
My Grandmother, Hanna Lovisa Johansson was born and raised in a small town in Sweden. Hanna was one of 8 children. Hanna came to America in her 20′s with only a 6th or 8th grade education, her schooling had been in a one room schoolhouse in her homeland. In the 1920′s she, and at least … Continue reading »
On Mother’s Day, I think of all the people who have stepped in to care for children when biological parents couldn’t be there for whatever reason. This photograph was taken in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. On the left is my great aunt Mary in her early 20s. On the right is her sister, my grandmother, … Continue reading »
Charm School – 10 Things I’ve learned from my “mothers” – inspirational, opinionated, strong women, from G.G. to Margarete, Belle and Connie, to Candis and Julia Kelly, whose friendships and guidance are part of my life-story: 1. Having good posture is powerful. 2. Age is an attitude – and as you can’t change your age, … Continue reading »