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RevGal Friday 5: The Women's Edition

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?

1. Name a woman author you very much love to read.
bell hooks a prolific writer whose work is intellectual, emotional, powerful, and inspiring; reading her work in college gave me courage to write.

2. Name a woman from the Bible with whom you would like to enjoy a nice long coffee talk.
Tamar of Genesis 38--a woman of immense courage and creativity, imagine the tales she could tell!

3. Name a famous woman from history with whom you would like to have lunch.
 Carrie A. Nation--my grandmother once told me we were related but I've never seen her name on any of Joel's family history spreadsheets. She was zealous and crazed leader of the temperance movement, for crying out loud she always had an axe on her!  perhaps Dorothy Day would be more fun!

4. Name a living famous or infamous woman with whom you would like to go out to dinner.
Christina Aguilara

5. If you could be SuperWoman (o.k., I know you already ARE) what three special powers would you like to have?  perfect recall of stuff i'd like to remember--books, articles, events, names, etc; ability to read minds, ability to fly!


revkjarla said…
perfect recall...oh yes!
Carrie Nation or Dorothy Day....I think DD would get my vote, although carrying an axe around all the time might not be a bad idea ;-)

just catching up on your blog....I am so happy your VOICE is back...
Teri said…
oh yes, ability to remember...I forgot about that. lol.

Christina Aguilera is quite interesting...good choice!
river song said…
bell hooks, Tamar--I love them all! And btw, I believe I "liked" your losing/reclaiming your voice post yesterday on fB, but never formally commented; peace!
Purple said…
When you find #5 let me know...I'll add them as well. Great choices.
Joolie said…
I echo river song - love your choices here but especially appreciate your stories about losing and reclaiming your voice. Peace to you, blessings as you proclaim the message God has given to you, uniquely you.
Jan said…
If not perfect recall, I'd wish for BETTER recall for me! I have never heard of Bell Hooks but am off to look her up. Thanks.
Sandy said…
I love the idea of being able to read minds!
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Dan Trabue said…
I know the title is "women's edition," but can men play, too?

If so, I'd begin by saying I like your very cool choices, especially Carrie Nation/Dorothy Day. I've never read bell hooks - I'll have to give her a try.

My answers, then, for the first four...

1. woman author: Anne Porter (if you haven't heard of her, she's a 95 year old lady who only recently began having her poetry published and it is very good)

2. woman from the Bible: Rizpah, maybe? Or perhaps Martha...

3. woman from history: Easy, Helen Keller. No contest. Although, Sojourner Truth sounds pretty cool, too...

4. living famous or infamous woman: Hmmm... Maybe the Righteous Babe herself, Ani DeFranco? That one's harder.

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