“In my travels and in life in general, being a woman gives me an immediate passport into connectedness with other women. Twenty years ago on a solo bike trip through the Northern Coast of Scotland, – at every hostel I met women who I could relate to right away. It’s like a Sisterhood. I know that sounds cheesy but really it is a gift we have especially during these times that we are living in. It’s a safety net and on an intuitive level you can find a Sister whether you already know them or not – simply because you are a woman.” – Nina Silfverberg lives in New Mexico and is a costume/set designer and an avid biker.
“About 40 years ago I worked for a construction company and I was the only woman working there. I started doing door-to-door sales of roofing, siding and home repairs for them and I was doing really well. When the other salesmen found out about how well I was doing, I was no longer doing that job for the company. ” – Diane and her husband have a seasonal business selling Christmas Trees in East Brunswick, NJ.
“I have amazing kids. Being a woman and being able to have children is wonderful but it can also be confining. I couldn’t continue with my career because my husband and I started our family. With my husband’s career and schedule it would have been really difficult to maintain a house and a family if we were both working. It was a choice to stay home. I am a rather conventional person and I couldn’t see myself taking to the streets. This was during the 60’s it was a time of turmoil in this country. It was the beginning of the women’s movement. But I wasn’t going to go out and burn my bra in protest. That just wasn’t me.” Ellen Hagler has two children and four grandchildren. This is my mother and what better day to feature my mother to whom I am grateful for so many things including the spread she cooked today.