Adrienne Rich, was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century," whose work brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century. (Wikipedia)
Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed and widely taught, Ms. Rich was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best known American public intellectuals. (Margaret Fox, The New York Times, 2012)
With that said, I think she was really on to something with the above quote. LOL. I love it.
Simple. Poignant. Beautiful. TRUTH.
Reading this quote stirred many thoughts of the original reason Tiffany and I created the platform of Married Working Mothers. We decided, if we told/shared our truth of our experiences and situations, we could create an environment for others to not only speak their truth but to first SEEK it.
It has not been easy.
However, I am using this post as a reminder to not only Tiffany and I but to all of us women, let's create more truth by sharing ours!
Married Working Mothers will continue to encourage and support YOU to be your bravest, most courageous, and authentic self.
As Ms. Rich also wrote...
"There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors."
It's been a long time...