232: The Self-Empowered Woman: Mother Angelica

Dear Followers, Today, I would like to thank my Dallas pen pal, Joan Faubion, for suggesting that my next blog be about Mother Angelica, who died this past Easter Sunday. The more I researched her life story, the more obvious it became that she was indeed a Self-Empowered Woman. Rita Antoinette Rizzo was born on April 20th, 1923 in Canton, Ohio,  and died on March 27th, 2016. She was the only child of John and Mae Helen (Gianfrancesco) … [Read more...]

229: The Self-Empowered Woman: Sandi Toksvig and WE

Dear Followers, Years ago, I was an Associate Editor at a glossy magazine for people with all sorts of varying disabilities called “WE.” I loved the publication because it was so inclusive, and strove to help readers regardless of their physical challenge. Today, the moniker WE (at least here in the U.S.) stands for a female-centric TV station. But in Britain, WE stands for the Women’s Equality Party, which is hoping to defeat both the … [Read more...]

228: The Self-Empowered Woman: Women In Hollywood

Dear Followers, As moviegoers, we like to think that conditions have never been better for women in the film industry. Unfortunately, gender bias is alive and well in Hollywood, as well as on our TV and movie screens.  In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is currently responding to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) regarding the tendency of major studios, networks and talent agencies to hire men over … [Read more...]