What Rosie Taught Me

Growing up in the United States, I remember learning about the impact of World War II on American women. With so many men fighting abroad, it became necessary for women to enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers, and what is perhaps even more striking, they were filling jobs that were highly unusual for women, and…

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…