Guest Article- Two Area Women Describe Their Women’s March Experience
Why I march?
I march for women's health, because I believe that education, prevention, testing, and annual checkups along with responsible birth control options prevent the need for abortion. Right now the health insurance that my husband and I pay thousands for does not cover birth control but does cover Viagra. To get good annual exams and a reasonable cost for birth control I went to Planned Parenthood for 10 years until they shut it down. Now rates of STD’s and unplanned pregnancies in our area...
Newaygo County Women March in D.C
By Alexis Mercer
On her Facebook page a week ago, Stephanie Barrette posted the following:
Lansing or DC?
Same cause. Same purpose. Same value.
But how amazing will it be 40 years from now to reminisce about the Women's March on Washington!?”
Her reminiscing begins today as she and friend Samantha Steinhauer get back in the car to travel home to Newaygo after...
Editor's note: This is the second of three stories from the keyboard of Sally Kane who recently visited Cuba. She has written a blog on her island adventure and graciously offered to share her experiences as well as her views about our enigmatic neighbor to the south.
Story and photos by Sally Kane
Visitors, particularly U.S. visitors must wear a sleuth hat. and look below the 'tourist surface' to capture Cuba’s reality. Clues appear in obvious and not so obvious places, revealing over 165 years of entangled political, economic history with this island neighbor.
Cuba enchants all the senses: I liken this entry to the layered, experiential ‘Cuban Eclectic’ decorating theme displayed in many of the new, privately run Paladares (restaurants). Artifacts and art pieces collage with cultural memorabilia, creating vignettes that reveal glimpses of Cuban life, history and story.
A poster blends advertising with a social/political statement. A collection of ties create a valance above an alcove gallery eating area. Abundant wall clocks define an era in different establishments. A zebra skin, crowded by pictures, hangs over a Cuban Mahogany Highboy. Montages of Hollywood performers whisper secrets about...
Editor's Note: Sally Kane’s first venture to Cuba, our neighbor 90 miles south of Miami, came in 1980 when she journeyed there to study post-revolution development.
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