June 2018 Board Message

That’s me in the middle – one sister with four brothers.  Actually, I had a big sister, but when I was only six months old, my sister Charlotte passed away.  The government was testing nuclear bombs in Nevada, and many people in Nevada, Utah, and Idaho were victims to the illnesses caused by the nuclear…

May 2018 Board Message

Queen Mothers, You and Me Since coming back from attending the Commission on the Status of Women this year, I have been reflecting on the many incredible women we met from across the globe. One in particular was a wise and peaceful community leader by the name of Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, a goodwill…

On Motherhood

The month of May is a beautiful one—bright and bold flowers begin to bloom and the earth warms under a gentle sun as it recovers from the frigid cold of winter and the pervasive damp of early spring rains. Maybe this is why it seems so natural to celebrate mothers during this month. It is…

Cinderella and Her Mothers

One of my favorite stories is Cinderella. I fell in love with it somewhat recently when I researched it for my master’s dissertation. It is a story that has existed for a very long time and has hundreds of versions from nearly every culture around the globe. It is so old and so ubiquitous that…