My pussy hat is purple

By leslieboyd

In a sea of pink, I’m the one in the purple pussy hat.

I was going to wear pink — I’ve knitted eight pink hats so far — but as I was looking through my yarn stash and I found this skein of lavender wool, I thought of my grandmother.

Lavender was my grandmother’s favorite color. She used to dress one of us four girls for Easter every year, and you can tell by the Easter morning photos which one of us was the lucky one because she was dressed, head to toe, in lavender, with black patent leather shoes and white gloves.

My grandmother was born in 1888, and when she came of age in 1909, she didn’t have the right to vote.

It occurred to me as I held that lavender yarn in my hand that I could reach back and touch a time when women couldn’t even vote.

I said something in a Facebook post and a young woman answered that women’s rights were long established and not going anywhere.

Something snapped. Here’s this young woman with no sense of history, and I felt as though I had to say something.

I told her that women couldn’t sit on a jury until 1961 — …read more

Source:: Letters From The Left

Mic Check Radio 01302016 Jackey Returns!

By Adam Hebert, Rob Pool, John Kendall, Kenny Pick The Bundy Militia has been busted, Planned Parenthood cleared, and American Taliban have been… themselves. Also, Adam reviews Kung Fu Panda 3, shares some tanuki fun facts, and a myth about Princess Mononoke is proven right. Finally, Adam, Rob and Kenny break down the Suicide Squad trailer, and welcome Jackey Neyman Jones back to the show. …read more

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By Chasing Tao

Welcome to the Creative Nexus Café™
Season Two, [Ep004] of the Creative Nexus Café™:
Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. ET
(3:00 p.m. AT ~ 1:00 p.m. CT ~ 12:00 p.m. MT
~11:00 a.m. PT)

Link to BTR Player

Call-in to the café during showtime at: 619.924.0981,
or call toll free in the 48 contiguous states at: 877.598.1774

Sit back, relax, have a cup of coffee, tea, or chai and listen-in as Natasha and Roger,
once again, spin some interesting musical tracks that are interspersed with a few friends,
who will present their written, spoken word, and/or musical creations for you!
This Episode:

► A View from the Café’s Window on the World:
with Roger Allen Baut

► Time to Wake-UP folks!

…along with some contemplative music, and poetic cameos

► Something to Consider:
with Natasha Lynn Head

► Interview with Jamie Dedes,
“The Poet by Day,” founder of “The Bardo Group,”
founding/managing editor of “The BeZine.”

“We are a consolidation of two collaboratives, ‘The Bardo Group,’
and ‘Beguine Again,’ with the shared core values of peace, sustainability and social justice.”

Some of the music that is provided
in this episode is from Mevio’s Music …read more

Source:: The Creative Nexus