October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. It’s November in Canada. I don’t know why the difference, but it lends itself to me writing about it for the next few weeks. In the U.S. statistics say that three out of four people know someone who is or has been a victim of […]
Canadian poet and author of fiction, children’s fiction and best-selling novels, Margaret Atwood is most recently best known as the creator of The Handmaid’s Tale – original book published in 1983 and transformed in the popular Hulu TV series (2017 – present) of the same name. She is deeply involved in the development of the […]
I never thought I’d be blogging so much about tennis, but when two stars shine so brightly it’s hard to ignore. On Saturday, Bianca Andreescu won the U.S. Open beating Serena Williams who was aiming for a 24th straight win. For Bianca the win places her 5th in world tennis – pretty amazing for someone […]
Serena Williams is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program that focuses on the issue of abuse via financial control. “One in four women will experience domestic violence,” she says, “and this is to help woman and communities throughout America find a way (out of) abuse through financial education and empowerment. That’s my big message.’’ […]
Epiphany: “Oh, my God, I am an abused woman… I have been an abused woman for years.”
Statistics indicate that abused women are in danger even after they leave their abuser.
Although the women’s rights movement still has a long journey ahead, every now and then I look back at how things were not so very long ago, particularly if I catch a glimpse of an older TV show or movie. Men went to work and women stayed home. Women cooked, cleaned, washed, prepared, chauffeured, decorated, […]
Welcome. What does the title mean? Hindsight because at my age one begins to reflect upon the events and experiences of one’s life, celebrate the successes and wonder what one could have done differently. Guidelight represents the concept that perhaps someone else might find hope, direction, or mere solace in my sharing some of those […]