Supporting our Sisters

New Feminists Encourage NEVER Condemn Other Women Men have known for ages about the power of a woman’s words; how their wives can completely demoralize their efforts with a simple raise of the eyebrows and a quick, “Really, dear?”.  We women instinctively understand how we can use words to manipulate and hurt others if we really want…

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Natural Family Planning in a Planned Parenthood World

“We’re NOT the Rhythm Method”. Really, then what are you? A little while ago I was talking with a woman who teaches sex education in a public high school. Intrigued by what was  being taught in teenage health classes and being a strong supporter of New Feminism, I asked if they spent much time teaching about the natural…

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Thank You & Why Music Matters

I can’t thank those of you enough who attended or sent along support for the fundraising concert last night! It was such an enjoyable evening and I am so grateful to have such an amazing community to call home and people to call my neighbors and friends. If you weren’t able to attend, we’ll get…

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Danielle Rose Concert, coming soon!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to help bring empowering music to our world! The invitations and press releases are out for the upcoming dinner/concert/fundraiser supporting the mission of Guiding Star through the beautiful music of Danielle Rose! The details: October 28th, 2011 Timbermist Event Center, Brainerd, MN Doors open at 6:00pm The event starts at…

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What is a “New Feminist”? Part 2

We left off in Part 1, after a short history of Feminism in America, with the question of what a “New Feminist” looks like. I made the argument that the “Feminism” most of us think of when we hear the word, is actually a sharp departure from earlier “feminist” thought and action. Most of us tend to…

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proactive, NOT reactive

I am still working on Part 2 to “New Feminists”, but I had a thought that I wanted to share sooner than later. So please be patient me with and let me jump topics for a bit here. I promise I will come back to tell you all about what New Feminists look like! And that…

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What is a “New Feminist”?

The Second Wave of Feminism doesn’t have quite as clear of a start date, but many of the ideas and foundational building blocks were already being promoted in society as early as the 1910s-20s.  Margaret Sanger was already hard at work bringing birth control to our country; although interestingly, she was never allied with the work of…

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When the music changes…..

There is an old African proverb that says, ” When the music changes, so does the dance.”  I believe that this is true, and that it extends beyond just music and dancing. When the heart of a culture is changed, so are the actions that follow. Because of this, it is with great joy that I share the…

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A little ditty about breastfeeding….

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, I thought I would devote a little time to singing the praises of nursing our babies. Like I mentioned in an earlier posting about the many different issues that make up a truly pro-life (not just anti-abortion) position, breastfeeding DOES fall within the bigger picture of recognizing how amazing our…

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