Women’s History

Last day. Normally a time to look back over our history and reflect on how far we have come. Today I want to look at some living sheros doing things that show that women don’t retire or sit around waiting patiently for things to happen.

This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated her 80th birthday. I am pretty sure she did not think she would spend the 80th year of her life battling a lunatic who had been elected president. She has represented the 12th District in California, San Francisco area for 30 years. She is in her third term as Speaker of the House.

Many of us can testify to grandmothers or aunts who reach this age and continue to work diligently for the family. She is living something many of us believe, which is that the work never ends, only we do.

In the midst of this pandemic another woman who stands out to me is Yamiche Alcindor, a White House correspondent for PBS Newshour, has been covering the President during the crisis. Also a contributor to NBC and MSNBC, she has found herself at the end of the president’s wrath because of her because she asked the tough questions. Alcindor didn’t show a tiredness of his berating her, but continues to do her job.

An experienced reporter, she has also worked for the New York Times and USA Today. Alcindor has this amazing stamina to keep on fighting the good fight. It is easy to cheer for someone doing good work.

Speaking of good work, there is a woman that blew my mind. During a time of crisis in our nation she reached out to people and helped them where they hurt. Their pocketbooks. On social media Roxane Gay has repeatedly given cash donations to people who are affected by the pandemic.

She would start a tweet with leave your venmo here is you could $100 for whatever. You didn’t have to say why. Gay is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, author of several books and university professor. Yt as you can see one thing does not describe her or any other these women.

I can say these women have done things I have not see men in their positions do. I am encouraged by their stamina. I am inspired by their strength and depth. I am proud to belong to their gender.

TV Talk Is Available

The 2nd episode of our podcast TV Talk With the Sistas is available. Check it out and see what we really think about The Crown and In the Heat of the Night. These shows were created into two different time periods and speak to the generations that they represent. The shows have taught the sisters something. Listen and see what it is.

TV Talk with The Sistas

I Know Some of You Are Having A Rough Time

To many the thought of being trapped with your family for days on end is a nightmare. Not to mention having an invisible monster lurking outside waiting to cause a painful death.

It is a time for many of us to look deep inside ourselves and figure out our true purpose. It is time to determine what legacy will we leave on this planet where we have no control.

Because we are not the ones with the final say, we may need to lighten up. My quarantine time has been filled with lots of humor. This reporter was about to do his story when a herd of bison came toward him.

The story is probably trending now. The next was the little old lady in Chi-town. She was angry at some woman from the grocery store and wanted to teach that woman a Chicago lesson.

I also enjoy the banter between Andrew Cuomo and his brother, Chris. While it is fun, I also find comfort in Andrew’s daily press conferences. It is good to hear an empathetic leader.

There have been online dance parties with dj’s like D-Nice who has had audiences as large at 150K on Instagram. Celebrity concerts from their living rooms and Wonderful bible studies.

But the most precious moments have come from ordinary citizens who are battling this war from one of the fronts.

My best giggle from today was when someone complained how long March seemed. Folks said that about January is what I said to my sister. She said March said “Hold my beer.”

Fighting an invisible foe which half the country does believe exist is difficult but we are united. We are working together and there is hope in that.

After the struggles 2019, which were real and painful, many couldn’t wait to put that year behind them. 2020 has kicked open the crapper and spread its contents like it was paint on the walls.

So I do believe the moral to the story is to enjoy what we got while we got it because only God knows what lies ahead of us. But we can face any challenge together.

Peace and Hair grease