The Handmaid’s Tale – A Cautionary Tale

I recently started watching Hulu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985). Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has received numerous awards including this year’s Emmy’s. I have been riveted by this television series. I also plan to read the book. The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in the near future in the dystopia of Gilead located in New England. A fundamentalist Christian … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – A Cautionary Tale

Happy International Women’s Day: Become Aware and Help Raise Awareness

It is a day in which we celebrate women’s achievements and also raise awareness for continued equality for women worldwide. The official theme for 2015 is “Make It Happen” The United Nation’s theme for International Women’s day is “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” I feel that as a woman “we” have achieved a lot especially in the western world yet I always say there is … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day: Become Aware and Help Raise Awareness

Seneca Falls, New York: The Birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement

I just returned from a wonderful trip to the Finger Lake region in upstate New York. We enjoyed beautiful lake scenery, award-winning Rieslings, delicious freshly made cheeses and ice cream. But what came as a most revelatory finding was learning that the town of Seneca Falls, New York was the birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement. I call myself a feminist, always rooting for women … Continue reading Seneca Falls, New York: The Birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement

What the 4th of July Means to Me

With the 4th of July approaching us, I sit and ponder on the meaning of this celebration. Everyone is decorating with red, white, and blue and preparing for picnics and barbeques. Beautiful desserts will be made that resemble the American flag. Parades will be held. Firework displays will fill the skies. For many, it’s just a summer celebration. For me it’s a time to reflect on … Continue reading What the 4th of July Means to Me