St. Mary’s County Commission for Women Women’s History Banquet
March 19, 2015
The Power of X “Weaving the Story of Women’s Lives”…
What a wonderful theme! The vision it evokes is one of complexity, strength, and beauty. Is that not what womanhood is about? I believe complexity, strength, and beauty are attributes of womanhood. From the beginning of time, we have been mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, and lovers. The very backbone of society is borne out of our innate ability to “quietly” nurture, support, and guide. Examples of these “Quiet Storms” are Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosslyn Carter, and Michelle Obama. In my view, these are women whose highly successful and visible husbands very much leaned on them for support and guidance – especially during challenging times. At the same time, these women raised the children and managed the household while exerting quiet influence on societal mores.