Editor Meeghan Kane and Feature Editor Brittany Braddock join comedienne Jenn Snyder in the AB podcast studio. Snyder talks about life on the road, building confidence and community, creating momentum here at home, and the fact that some ladies just have low voices. She’s chasing her dreams, and we’re just happy we got to … [Read more…]
6 Real Symbols of South Carolina’s Southern Pride The Confederate battle flag was an antiquated symbol for a way of life no longer relevant or desirable for most present-day South Carolinians. So, where can you look to find symbols that more accurately reflect who we are as a people? I have a few suggestions. 6. Our … [Read more…]
Off Percival Road, close to the intersection of Interstates 20 and 77, is Moolah Drive. The house at the end of the road has been the home to many women over the past five decades, but its most famous denizen was its owner, Mary Ellison. Born in 1923, Ellison was a native of the almost … [Read more…]
I am, at best, an amateur runner. But I love running. I don’t go for distance or speed. I’ve never competed in anything longer than a 5k. I don’t run for sport or fitness. I love the post run high of pushing my body farther, the power of my legs hitting concrete or bounding down … [Read more…]
On this day in 1888, conservationist Caroline Dorman was born in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. She grew up in nearby Briarwood and later studied literature and art at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. She taught school for a few years before returning to her childhood hometown. There, she developed a life-changing and lasting interest in botany … [Read more…]
Auntie Bellum’s editors spend a lot of time reading about women, particularly Southern women, and we’d like to share with you some of the features and news items that moved, inspired, saddened, angered, or simply wowed us this week.