Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Art & Literature

Haydee Dijkstal, Justgovernance.net, International Human Rights Lawyer, Hague, International Criminal Court, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, African Commission, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, victims of war, war stories, African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Namibia, Jamaica, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Libya, Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, Israel, the United States, Cambodia, the Comoros islands, ICL Media Review

Haydee Dijkstal: Human Rights “Her Way”

She sips her tea, hesitates at dessert, then indulges in one blissful bite. From underneath the white tablecloth a pair of charming red shoes peak out. They match the crimson ...

Understanding Queen Victoria and Abdul

It’s a love story of a different kind. And one that might not have surfaced, had it not been for the keen observations of a curious investigative writer. When Shrabani ...

More Sideways Tours in Santa Barbara Wine Country

As we jump back onto the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, part of the larger Sideways wine region, we also travel through wonderful history. The character Maya, from the movie Sideways, ...
Adrienne St. John, Chardonnay, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Foxen Winery, Imagine Winery, Italian varietals, Los Olivos, Napa Wine tTails, Pearl painting, Pinot Noir, President Bill Clinton, Presqu’ile Winery, Rex Pickett, Rideau Winery, Ross and Lindsay Rankin, Santa Barbara wine trail, Santa Ynez, Sideways Trails, Sonoma Wine Region, Syrah-Panty Dropper Boxer Dropper, Zaca Mesa Winery

Congratulation to Denise Benson & her new series, “Latitudes & Attitudes.”

WomanScape welcomes Contributing writer and published California photographer, Denise Benson. She is a creative storyteller who is passionate about history, new ideas, people, and cultures. For Denise, life is an ...

The cold is of a dry, biting kind in the mountains of Kurdistan. The peaks outline the night sky, a pitch darker. No stars, no moon, no lights. Not even ...
Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, motherhood, gender roles, gender equity, maternity benefits, Canadian Maternity Benefits, U.S. Maternity Benefits, maternity leave, competitive advantages, global economic growth, stalled women in the workforce, Who Decided Pregnancy Was a Disability, Bloomberg Report on Motherhood, Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, Global Comparison of Parental Leave, Mary Cassatt, UN Report: Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment, Mr. Jim Yong Kim, Ms. Christine Legarde, the International Monetary Fund, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Mr. Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

I don’t think Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was thinking about the economy when he painted this serene picture of a mother and child. He was capturing the beauty of motherhood ...

Ma Bell. This is not a misspelled reference to a beautiful Italian woman or a southern belle. Far from it. This colloquial term is a reference to the Bell Telephone ...
pregnancy, disability, motherhood, stereotypes, discrimination, modern motherhood, New Yorker magazine, Serena Williams, Kerry Walsh, Australian Open Tennis Championships, London Olympics, parental leave, maternity leave, disability leave, milking pods, coffee pods, Nespresso, breastfeeding, momnesia, mommy brain, the American Psychological Association, motivation, reward, leadership, emotional intelligence, EQ, business leaders, Australian Senator Alyssa Waters, Senate House, equity, mommy-brain, America, parenthood, global economy

Who decided being pregnant is a disability? If anything, motherhood helps us re-examine our priorities and life goals. This is empowering until you realize the health insurance papers you file ...
California Mission Trail, Mission Trail, Father Juipero Serra, Spanish Franciscan, Santa Barbara, Queen of the Missions, The Island of the Blue Dolphin, Channel Islands, Spanish Rule, Indian tribes, Chumash tribe, Tongva tribe, Mexican settlers, Captain George Nidever, Juana Maria, Scott O’Dell, California elementary school reading list, Santa Catalina, Avalon, Legend​ ​of​ ​Juana​ ​Maria, San Nicholas Island, San Pedro, Fr. Gonzalez Rubio, Karana

The California Mission Trail is a beloved part of California’s history.  As a native Californian that has recently returned to my home state, I have been visiting the 21 missions ...

My conversation with Angelina Jolie last Saturday, September 9th at Toronto’s acclaimed International Film Festival (TIFF) was personal. Even though I had come to hear her speak in CBC’s (Canadian ...
Lydia Delgado, artists, Ghana, West Africa, Art of Living Water Projects, India, Rom Levy, Sean Yoro, Hula, power of water, women and water, Hurricane Harvey, Teas, Labor Day, U.S., 1937 Fundy Bay tragedy, Bay of Fundy, Sea Caves, hydro-electricity, Arica Hilton, Multiverse, the artist who lights up the sky, Hilton Asmus, Artsy.net, Chicago

A young mother bathes her children in it every night. Lydia Delgado, my favorite watercolor artist, uses it to create layers of colorful florals with masterful brushstrokes. When it falls ...

Why haven’t I heard of her? At 7 feet and 11.5 inches, Anna Haining Bates (nee Swan) was 2.5 inches taller than the world’s tallest man, Angus MacAskill. By the time ...
Maud Lewis, Viola Desmond, Nova Scotia, Canada, Painted House, Folkart, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Lieutenant-Governor Mayann Francis, Halifax Harbor, Canadian stamp, segregation, racial discrimination, Halifax Transit ferry, The Viola Desmond Story, Journey to Justice, Rosa Parks, National Film Board of Canada, Africville, Citadel, British expansion, New Glasgow, Roseland Theater, Digby, Everett Lewis, Maudie, Hollywood movie, Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, HGTV’s Tiny Homes, juvenile arthritis

Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living. But what role do we play in painting the life we live? We cannot control where we are born or some ...
Milky Way. Silhouette of a standing woman practicing yoga on the mountain near the pond with sky reflection in water. Landscape with meditating girl on the hill. Night starry sky and milky way

It’s no secret that tens of thousands of books have been written about happiness. The number of self-help gurus and Oprah-style lessons on meditation and paths to enlightenment are exhaustive. ...

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