Roman Women

Looking at the inscription, Petra remarked, “She’s identified as Quintus Creticus’s daughter and Crassus’s wife.” “That isn’t surprising,” her mother replied. “In ancient Rome the naming of women was different from the nomenclature for men.  Women didn’t have any individual first names but the feminine forms of their fathers’ names.  Sometimes, numerical adjectives were used to …

The Presentation

They met when she was invited by a student to give a presentation on why it was important for women and girls to be educated in countries where they are marginalized and have little or no access to education.  This was her first presentation as an advocate for the rights of women and girls to …

International Day of the Girl

On my twelfth birthday, I sat on the cold ground in a corner of a dark room with my knees drawn up to my chin and my arms wrapped around them as the tears rolled down my dirty cheeks.   I couldn’t sleep.   I didn’t want to sleep because I was afraid that he would come back and hurt …

Eleanor Roosevelt

Earlier this month when I was reading about African American women who made a difference so that I could feature them in the special issue of Notes to Women newsletter, one name kept popping up--Eleanor Roosevelt.  I promised myself that I would do a little writeup on her.  And here we are. "Where, after all, …

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