Whose shoes?

April 15 is the date for this year’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, the key fundraising event for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. I’ve participated the past couple of years, and the walk itself is a great time. My friends have worn sashes indicating their status as a survivor, walked their dogs, or … [Read more…]

Southern Women and their Riots: “Bread or Blood!”

Today marks the 152nd anniversary of the Richmond Bread Riot, during which hundreds of workers—the majority of whom were women—took to the streets of the Confederate capital to protest food shortages, hoarding, speculation, and rampant inflation. After Virginia’s governor, John Letcher, declined to meet with the protesters, the group, led by Mary Jackson and Minerva … [Read more…]