Thursday, March 8, 2007

Blog Against Sexism Day

in honor of the occasion, a list of inspirations : claribel alegria, mary wollstonecraft, christina rosetti, kim ronyoung, hisaye yamamoto, maxine hong kingston, phyllis wheatley, adrienne rich, amy uyematsu, june jordan, maya lin, kang sok-kyong, ishle yi park, connie hales, lorna dee cervantes, helene cixous, alice walker, pj harvey, liz phair, georgia herrick, holly herrick, harriet herrick, nancy brown, polly begley, frida kahlo, maya angelou, sarah chang, gloria anzaldua, janis joplin, & kate chopin.

my gratitude.

7 comments:

Emmy said...

great list of mujeres!

jenni said...

alice walker! I need to revisit her. thanks for reminding me.

Lee Herrick said...

thanks, emmy!

i love walker, jenni. before i discovered her fiction, i was a fan of her poetry---good collections include once and horses make a landscape more beautiful.

Lyle Daggett said...

Sharon Doubiago, Zoe Anglesey, Anya Achtenberg, Mira Shimabukuro, Sappho, Yosano Akiko, Joy Harjo, Nancy Morejon, Daisy Zamora, Sheryl Noethe, Kathe Kollwitz, Muriel Rukeyser, Anna Swir, Sheryl Luna, Gina Franco, Laura Winton, Gerrye Payne, Jenne Andrews, Audre Lorde, Evelyn Glennie, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Odetta, Lila Downs...

Not, by any means, to take away anything from any of the amazing women you named in your post, but just to say yes, and that I join you in your gratitude.

A few years ago Pulse of the Twin Cities, a weekly free progressive newspaper in Minneapolis and St. Paul, ran a feature article on women in local rock bands, especially the tougher more vigorous hard rock bands, interviewing band members, talking about women who play rock music, etc.

One woman -- whose name now escapes me, a member of one of the local bands, answered the interviewer, "I think women are made of rock. I think women are the rock the world was built on."

I wanted to get down on my knees and thank her. And reach up and touch the sun and shout "Yes!"

Lee Herrick said...

thanks for adding to the mix, lyle. your list is great. much gratitude to offer. women in music/rock, yes---yes to the ones you mention...and i like that woman's quote. some women in rock i like a lot---sleater kinney, kim deal...and i used to love the sundays.

Pris said...

I wish I'd seen this on Women's Day. A wonderful post of gratitude for such wonderful women, Lee. You're so supportive. I would add my mother, Augusta D. Campbell, who always taught me by deed and word that women weren't limited by their gender.

Lee Herrick said...

Yes, yes! Such women inspire! Thank you for this, Pris.