Category Archives: female consciousness

A Feminist Madonna

It came as a surprise to learn that, for some early feminists, the Virgin Mary was a symbol of the feminine ideal. In Our Lady of Victorian Feminism: the Madonna in the work of Anna Jameson, Margaret Fuller, and George … Continue reading

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Shadow Decor

“Another good reason that we ought to leave blank, unvexed, and unencumbered with paper patterns the ceiling and the walls of a simple house is that the plain surface may be visited by the unique designs of shadows” writes Alice … Continue reading

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Two Plants in a Pot

If you water one, you water the other. As part of my research regarding women involved in the arts neglected by history, I continue to ready essays by Alice Meynell (1847-1922). However, reading Alice, I realize that the past is … Continue reading

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In the Shade of a Tamarisk

After months of Covid Gloom, we are finally out of Rome and on our special island. Today we went to a beach I know well as it’s less than 100 meters from our front door. Although not the most exotic … Continue reading

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On, Off, and On Again

During the Total Lockdown, I reached a point of saturation with the television and all the COVID-19 apocalyptic news. So I just turned it off and, instead, used my time for reading, drawing, writing, and working on my balcony garden. … Continue reading

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