Passing for Proper

Passing for Proper

At the end of a school day early in my seventh-grade year, I walked out of the air-conditioned building into the hot sun.  Directly in front of me were lines of nearly identical station wagons, moms and daughters all looking as if they’d been formed in the same...
Women’s Rights and Voting, Then and Now

Women’s Rights and Voting, Then and Now

In 2012, as the Presidential race that ultimately led to President Obama’s second term was heating up, I was listening to a morning radio show (FM radio, mostly music with morning DJs, not the typical political talk radio) as I dressed. A woman called in to...
Laconee

Laconee

The wind, a soft breeze for once instead of the usual gale, carry the sound of hoofbeats over Laconee. We gatherers—women, children, and older men—draw together on the canyon floor, waiting for the onslaught of terrified bison to come cascading over the edge of the...