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Finding great women from the past and present.

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I would like to know more about great and inspiring women from the past. When I think about the people that I don’t or did not know personally, that have influenced me I am sad to say that there are few women. Some of the men I think of as being great are: Basho, Herman Hesse, Joseph Beuys, The Dali Lama, Derek Jarman and Christy Moore and last but not least my greatest inspiration James Slevin. Though the women I grew up with and went to college with are profoundly inspiring. I wonder why I don’t know about more about great women that I did not know personally? I know they are there. Some of the discovered women I do know through books that I think are great are:  the artist and painter Frida Kahlo, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who wrote Women who run with wolves, and Suzi Gablic, who wrote a great book called Conversations before the end of time, among others. Please let the great women from the past and present not be a secret anymore! Come out come out who ever you are! Please let me know who you have discovered by writing in the comments section of this post.


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Written by Marianne Slevin

8 September, 2008 at 9:37 am

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  1. I think great and inspiring women are rarely written about. Their bravery and courage is not seen on battlefields and they are not (mostly) hopeless romantics. Women demonstrate their endurance and their perseverance in every day struggles of life.

    If you were to read books like “The Princess”, which is based on the life of a Saudi Arabian girl, you’ll agree with me that only women can be so brave and yet so contained in their obscurity.


    8 September, 2008 at 9:57 am

  2. Hi Shivya
    Thank you for your comment, I agree. I shall diffinatly be reading “The Princess”.

    Marianne Potterton

    8 September, 2008 at 3:12 pm

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