A new book celebrates the women who changed Wisconsin — and the world.
Beginning with an impressive foreword by labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists parallels a groundbreaking oral history project. The book serves as a who’s who of change-makers, providing inspiration and context for modern and budding activists.
Authors Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gómez — activists who met in Milwaukee during the 1980s — know the territory well. Read more at Isthmus.com.
Mare Chapman’s “Unshakeable Confidence” lays out a plan for female empowerment
Madison psychotherapist and meditation instructor Mare Chapman believes mindfulness is an important step toward empowerment.
Chapman has distilled the nine-week course she’s taught for 20 years into a new self-published book, Unshakeable Confidence: The Freedom to Be Our Authentic Selves. Chapman’s class teaches women how to dismantle the damaging thought patterns instilled by a male-dominated society while helping them learn to be at home in their own skin. Read the article at http://isthmus.com/arts/books/mare-chapman-unshakeable-confidence/
Arts + Literature Laboratory has found its niche as a creative hub
At the Arts + Literature Laboratory, last night’s art show swiftly becomes the backdrop for tomorrow night’s reading series and next week’s concert.
For these reasons and more, Rita Mae Reese and Jolynne Roorda founded Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL). The experimental, collaborative space opened in January and has since been packed to the gills with people attending multimedia exhibitions, theater and musical performances.
The nonprofit was recently awarded two local grants to further its mission: $2,885 from the Madison Arts Commission to fund ALL’s Professional Development Series for Writers, which includes monthly craft talks and write-ins, and a $960 grant from Dane Arts to help support a series of exhibitions by emerging Dane County artists and related professional development programs for visual artists.
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/arts/arts-literature-laboratory-incubating-artists/#sthash.KYEBdEcK.dpuf
Best Place to Live: #24 Madison, Wisconsin
I had the honor of researching, writing about and photographing my favorite city for U.S. News & World report.
Here are a few photos extra photos.
View of the Madison, Wisconsin, isthmus from across Lake Monona.