Examining the feminist icon's writing & life
Such an interesting piece. Whether all was true about her life or not she was prolific and a true activist for sure.
A fascinating essay, thanks Kate. Whatever the complete truth, her story is nonetheless remarkable.
Her journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a celebrated writer and activist is truly remarkable.
Oh I totally agree with you Kate 🙂
What a huge amount of interesting views and discussions this very interesting article could provoke. Feminism was (is?) needed as a movement, but from my perspective, having been a child back in the 1950’s, I feel privy to having experienced (witnessed), many changes in society. Not all for the better.
Acknowledging the needs of women on all levels and through the ages, one aspect which saddens me now, is that - just maybe - children today have lost precious early pre school years spent with non working mothers. This is not to say that all mothers should (or can), choose to have the luxury of experiencing these formative years, but it does sadden me that so many choose to work then.
This is scratching the surface of a huge debate, but I do ponder on such questions!
Thank you for a very interesting introduction to another writer I’d not heard of.
Thanks! I will reading Tillie’s writing.
What an amazing look at the way a life’s struggles can lead to great writing, if motivated with a cause.
In regards to mixed race families in fiction, I listened to a really wonderful podcast recently about Flash Dance that speaks of this in film. I think you would like it! Starts slow, then totally captivating.
Yonnondio is one of my all-time favorite novels. I loved reading this to learn a bit more about Olsen’s childhood!