Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Can a Society Come Clean?

Change sometimes comes quietly on little mouse feet, creeping in almost before anyone is aware. A change in attitudes doesn’t work like that. It comes in a tsunami or not … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Female Dogs Break Free

Last week when I was writing about the film THE SHAPE OF WATER, I realized women are often treated as creatures—the concept haunts me. When did men look at the … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Women Accept a Back Seat as Their Due

“If you are lonely, then you will know/when someone needs you, you love them so…” (“As Long as He Needs Me” by Lionel Bart). In the musical OLIVER! the barmaid … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

The “Little Woman” Speaks Out

I feel a thrill when I see women marching together to declare their unity and strength. Women and strength—in the same sentence. I don’t know if I can adequately explain … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Little Respect

Whenever I use the word respect, I hear Aretha Franklin singing:  “All I’m askin’ is for a little respect…” Because I’ve been drawn to performance of one kind or another … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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