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Letter from the Publisher.......................................................... 6
Letter from the Editor................................................................ 6
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He’s So Original........................................................................... 26
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The United Skirts of America was founded on the blood, sweat and estrogen of our foremothers, who won us the freedom to choose...to break The Rules, to wear combat boots or high Cover Artist Nuno Da Costa Nuno Da Costa is a Londonbased, self-taught illustrator specializing in fashion and beauty imagery. Nuno’s illustrations fall
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the Conversation issue I believe with all the fervor of a Luddite that technology has eroded our ability to connect face to face, and yet I am as addicted to my iPhone as anyone I know. Particularly to texting, in which nothing very meaningful or lengthy can be said. It’s the quickie, the one-night stand of conversation. Short and sweet, easily erased from memory. Like the instant gratification of downloading books to my Kindle, texting provides instant communication, a way to stay in touch and yet be private and untouchable at the same time. Even better is being able to abbreviate interaction by tapping out messages in Future Speak, in which complete sentences, articles, capitalization and punctuation have been jettisoned in favor of 21st century hieroglyphics (u r 1NAM). As an introvert who tends to freeze up in difficult conversations or confrontations, texting is just 2G2BT. Face to face, I can’t tap out a shorthand for “I’m falling in love with you and it scares me,” or “You have hurt me so deeply I want to drive a nail in your head,” so I often swallow my words rather than reveal too much. But no matter how difficult it can be for me to get naked in a conversation, I know it’s better than retreating to a kind of impassive Morse Code to signal an emotional shootout at the O.K. Corral. I miss the edgy possibility of intensity, the whole-body vibration of involvement, the exhilaration of a back-and-forth volley that comes with in-person conversation. Without the possibility of intensity or emphasis, I find myself resorting to the dreaded multiple exclamation marks simply to signal my availability for a lunch date or schedule a meeting. I mourn the loss of tone of voice and the nagging feeling that email and texting are chipping away at my ability to write true sentences. But I’ll worry about all that L8R; in the meantime, I need to upgrade to the 4S iPhone that makes texting even easier.
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From the Editor
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There is a Chinese proverb that says a single conversation with a wise person is worth a month’s
study of books. This month honors women who are good at talking, and as I met with the ones I interviewed, I walked away wiser. As a writer, I have a lot of conversations. While each one doesn’t necessarily change my life, I have had some of the best conversations in my life with people I almost
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didn’t even talk to. The women we profiled this month are where they are today because of their attention to people and issues others might overlook—from LGBT students who were being bullied
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My mother’s trembly, slurred speech was the first clue of what was to come.
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Her words were the first to go, the initial loss of many losses, and now, as I clean out her home of 23 years, I find them everywhere. Words, phrases, sentences sometimes, occasionally short paragraphs, but mostly non sequiturs. Often requests or questionsâ€”â€œcrush pillsâ€? or â€œbring wallet,â€? followed by stray comments: â€œtoo funny,â€? â€œnot sure,â€? â€œhad it once,â€? â€œsee what you think.â€? Strings of words scrawled by weak, uncooperative fingersâ€”you could flip the notepad pages and see her pristine, tight cursive becoming more and more unraveled and hard to read. Snippets of conversation left hither and yonâ€”on notepads in her bedroom, on the backs of envelopes by the kitchen sink. Scribbled, untethered utterances, dangling participles, dangling modifiers that now leave dangling memories. My motherâ€™s trembly, slurred speech was the first clue of what was to come. Early on when she was becoming increasingly hard to understand during Sunday evening phone calls, we wondered if maybe she was having a second, or third, glass of wine in the evening. Her words on point and appropriate, only she could not articulate them, like Colin Firth with his mouth crammed full of marbles in The Kingâ€™s Speech, ironically the last movie we ever went to see together. â€œSpasmodic dysphoniaâ€? was the otolaryngologistâ€™s quick diagnosis. Think Katherine Hepburnâ€™s gravelly warble. Nothing terribly serious, a little Botox (to the voice box) and things might get better and should not get much worse. If only he had been right. When she went for the workup and evaluation before the Botox treatment, a neurologist suggested further testing, then several doctor visits, tests and weeks later, the diagnosis shifted from dysphonia to something more dys-everything. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosisâ€”hard to wrap your tongue around even if your tongue and mouth work fine. ALS, Lou Gehrigâ€™s diseaseâ€”even harder to wrap your mind around. â€œWhat? ALS is when your legs fail, when you lose arm strength. That canâ€™t be rightâ€”Momâ€™s fine, sheâ€™s strong, itâ€™s just something with her voice.â€? Then we quickly learned the bleak statistics: ALS affects 30,000 Americans, about 5,000 diagnosed each year, 10 percent of whom present with loss of speech and swallowing. Ninety percent of them die within two to five years. Neither my two sisters nor I lived near my mother, who went to her followup doctor visit on her own the day he gave her the final diagnosis. â€œOne of the hardest conversations Iâ€™ve had. I hated that she had to hear that by herself,â€? her gentle doctor told me later on the phone. But he also didnâ€™t want to make her anxious for a week leading up to the appointment, which she would have been, had he suggested that she â€œbring someone with her.â€? That was the first of what would be many difficult conversations. I still ache with sadness when I imagine her at the bustling Baptist Medical Center, getting that news by herself, when I think of what her 25-minute drive home must have been like. And I canâ€™t even remember now how she eventually relayed the diagnosis to usâ€”Iâ€™ve blocked it out. But I clearly remember so many conversations that would follow in the next year and a half. Long phone calls to her doctor and Theresa, his perpetually reassuring nurse with her smiley Southern accent. A talk during Thanksgiving with all of us around my breakfast table, trying to get a sense of Momâ€™s end-of-life wishesâ€”did she want to stay at home, move somewhere, if so where?â€”all the logistical whats/wheres/hows that we needed to know but didnâ€™t want to talk about, but still were easier to broach than the emotional elephant in the room. And hilarious phone chats with Mom when she was still valiantly trying to speak but I could only decipher every second word. It was like a game of audio charades, in a foreign language. â€œYou went where yesterday? To get film developed? To find mmm-what? To form magnets?? Ohâ€Śto the farmers market!â€? When sheâ€™d lost all speaking ability, email became a lifeline. We tried various other technological toysâ€”the cumbersome, horrid DynaVox that cost a fortune and blurted out phrases in halting, monotone computereze, the sleek iPad with its 99 cent â€œSpeakIt!â€? app that we thought would be a godsend (she got a real kick out of typing in â€œGo to hell why donâ€™t you?â€? and choosing to â€œsayâ€? it in a snappy British accentâ€”Mom as Emma Thompson). But the lowtech pen on paper, in the end, proved to be her best communication device. Even so, there was always disconnect between what Mom clearly could hear herself say in her head and her inability to say it. Sheâ€™d start to speak before realizing it was useless, that she had to write it down. Rarely did she ever grab pen and paper first. And so we are left with trails of words. Notepads and notebooks scattered throughout her house, in her purses and pockets, in crevices of her car. Minced words, mysterious words, always only one side of the conversation, words that baffle because I have no idea who was there visiting when she wrote them or in what context they fit, and words that bemuseâ€”her sense of humor intact till the very end. As we clean out her home, I readily make Goodwill piles of raincoats, knickknacks, Tupperware, but the handwritten notes I cannot toss. They are scattered crumbs, and I am Gretel trying to follow them, to listen for my motherâ€™s voice, to find my way home.
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Rape Freedom Fighters The Nobel Peace Prize this year went to three women who are working for peace and women’s rights in Liberia and Yemen: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni protest leader Tawakkul Karman. Despite the dangers (authorities in male-dominated Yemeni society tried to silence Karman by sending threats and even vowed to kill her and kidnap her children and throw them from a mountain), these women kept their eyes on the prize and persevered.
Female Forces Marcia Anderson was promoted from brigadier
Brianna Amat was not only the first girl to make the Pinckney Community High School varsity football team at her high school in Michigan, but she was also voted homecoming queen within an hour of making a winning field goal against a rival team on the same night. Instead of wearing a dress like the other girls in the homecoming court, Brianna was wearing her No. 12 uniform when the tiara was placed on her head at halftime.
general to major general, becoming the first African-American woman given a second star as a general in the U.S. Army. Her most recent post was as deputy commanding general of the Human Resources Command at Fort Knox. At her promotion ceremony, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, Fort Knox Commander, told Anderson she is “a role model, not only to me and those that worked with you, but to countless soldiers.”
It’s been 91 years since women won the right to vote across the country, and yet after nearly a century, women still make up only 17% of Congress and 23% of state legislatures. And the numbers are falling— in 2011, the number of women in state legislatures fell to its lowest level since 2007.
Who says feminists don’t have a sense of humor? We can’t stop laughing at feministryangosling.tumblr.com and in the process, laughing at ourselves.
Dr. Ron Eaker of Women’s Health of Augusta talks about heavy periods and their treatment. • Does your period affect your quality of life? • Are your periods heavy or do they last a long time? • Would your quality of life improve if you could decrease or potentially eliminate your heavy periods? • Do your heavy periods affect your social, athletic or sexual activities or cause you to miss work? • Do you change protection frequently or carry large quantities of feminine products and/or a change of clothes? • Do your heavy periods cause anxiety, PMS, or pain?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for a uterine ablation. One in five women live with very heavy periods. Periods that get in the way of everyday life. Periods that keep you from the people you love and the things you enjoy. NovaSure® is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that can lighten - or end your heavy period - without on-going pills and without hormonal side effects. For over 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. If you are absolutely sure that you never want to have any children in the future, and would like to stop your heavy period and restart your life, NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation may be right for you. NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation is a simple procedure trusted by over one million women without hormones or hysterectomy. • • • •
It can be done in a doctor’s office or as an outpatient in the hospital The entire procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes It is performed without any incisions Most women report little or no pain, and return to their regular activities within a day For more information or to see if an endometrial ablation is right for you call
Dr. Eaker at 706-733-4427.
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Traci Daberko is an illustrator and graphic designer in Seattle, WA. See her work at daberkodesign.com.
planetnikki [ a visual journal ]
Driving downtown for an early Sunday spinning class, crossing the bridge, harbor and white sails below, blue sky white after-image of the moon above,
and the lingering singing along with Olivia newton-John
to “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” loudly and hopelessly off key. One of those moments of irrational happiness in which you actually realize and acknowledge how happy you are.
Making a promise to
myself to write it down as a reminder for
when life seems all gray tOneS.
A friend found this platter in the Anthropologie store in London and gave it to me for my birthday. Its Gauguin-y look is destined for the wall in my bedroom so I can dream of Tahiti this winter.
On constant replay: “Laura” by Julie London. Sad, haunting, noir-ish. It suits my mood right now.
My new favorite journal is Le Labo’s notebook handcrafted in France. With its smoky, leathery character, it only gets better looking with use. If you scratch the cover, a tiny whiff of their cult fragrance, Santal 26, is released.
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Published on Nov 1, 2011