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Currents May 2021

April 29, 2021

“We are empowered by our feminine nature and biology, and we honor our procreative power.”

I have come to the realization that I am old. (Not quite an official senior citizen, but close enough.) I have seen quite a shift in attitudes towards women over the years. Most of that is for the best, but I sometimes worry that we lose sight of some of the good.

I am delighted that women are viewed more as capable people with their own interests and abilities than merely a support system for the men who “run” the world. It saddens me that not every country has come to this realization, however. And I hope that as a people, we never diminish the role of a mother. It may look different than it did when I was a child, but it is no less important.

This month, our authors share different perspectives on womanhood. Kaloni gives us a great view of what it means to be an empowered woman. Shelli tells us of the simple joys in “getting lost” and finding unexpected joys. Pat shares a video of Kim Landeen talking about the importance of connections. Michelle encourages us to celebrate our own empowerment. Lisa reminds us of the importance of lifting and helping those around us. And Norma explains how the Big Ocean Women organization is coming together to help support women around the globe, including those whose lives have been significantly altered by the detrimental behavior of their husbands. We also share with you an article written by our friend, Erica Komisar.