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.
On this day in 1924, novelist and journalist Olive Ann Burns was born in Banks County, Georgia. She was the youngest of four children, was a part of a large extended family, and her father lost his farm during the Great Depression – all of which inspired her fiction later in life. Burns grew … [Read more…]
Daniel Bein’s latest wake-up call for those folks still clinging to yesterday. Check out his earlier take-down of the men’s rights crew here.
In anticipation of Girls Rock Columbia’s annual camp next week, we wanted to let you know just how amazing that organization’s fearless leader is. Here’s Southern Cover Girl Mollie Williamson singing Harsh Realm’s by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, a song about vulnerability and change. It’s so beautiful but also appropriate for the times … [Read more…]