MARCH: Women’s History Month

“back in the day”
March is here
It’s Women’s History Month.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as
“Women’s History Month.” 
The theme for 2012
Empowerment and Education
we look at women
honor them.
The right to learn, to reach and grow
was a battle that was fought fiercely
and gained through years of struggle
by those who walked through their fears.
The time is certainly now
for women to
and for all people to recognize
that without women
the race is done, over, kaput!
Mother Earth
has been through much,
is going through much
needs us to remember
the many and brave women
who are the matriarchs
the pioneers
often stand behind many great men
There is a new generation,
new little feet with beautiful
to pick up from the battles of years ago,
from the scars that are worn
the cumulative loss and grief that have
been healed along the journey
women who now are educated,
out numbering men in colleges nationwide!
The old ad that was once on televisions on the country has never been more true:
“You’ve come a long way baby”
Ah, yes we’ve come a long way
thanks to our wisdom keepers
to those who have helped to encourage,
love, mold, and
provide solid foundations on which we have build our own faith and homes
that sustain us in the good times
and the hard times.
Women stand UP
remember those who have walked the walk,
who have stepped out of the box
created magic and brilliance and opportunities
for all of us
the generations to come.
“Go Forward With Courage
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
as it surely will.
Then act with courage.” 
  Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800’s to 1914)
Speaking of courage
did I mention
my dear friend Laura lately
she walks with MS
her daughter Shauna
who puts her butt on a bike
to train all year long
then rides for a cure for
out there in Texas
with Laura at the sidelines
We have to find a cure for
MS now.

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Just sayin…

Teach one > Reach one
embrace the rich history
who have made a difference in the lives of all on our earth,
while stepping UP and out
to continue
to embrace all that is beautiful,
all that is passion
all that is worthy of your time.
“Only 95 years ago on Nov. 15, 1917, Our Grandmothers & their Mothers Picketed the White House & CONSERVATIVES to get the right to vote!
33 innocent women were wrongly convicted of ‘obstructing sidewalk traffic.’ 40 prison guards wielding clubs & their warden’s blessing went on a rampage against the women who were defenseless. By the end of the night, they were beaten until they were barely alive. Some were chained to the cell bars, hands above head & left hanging for the night, bleeding & gasping for air. Additional affidavits describe the guards dragging, beating, choking, slamming, grabbing & kicking the women.
For weeks, the women’s only water came from an open pail. Their food-all of it colorless slop, was infested with worms.One of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, so they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat & poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press. They tried to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane, for fighting to give women the right to vote, but failed.
All of Us, & especially women, need to make sure that they get out & vote, remembering these very courageous women, who fought the Conservatives with their lives, so that women would be allowed to vote today…
Alice Paul
“When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row. “
From those brave early days
the women
since the beginning of time,
I tip my hat
“thank YOU’
We’ve come a long way baby,
we’ve only begun!
Yes it is
Women’s Month,
it is the time
women to be heard,
I do believe that more women, grand dames, 
are letting the world know
they have beauty, grace, elegance,style
a voice that has power.
Women know the ropes
the hoops,
hell women created them!
“A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”  Mae West
Women are remarkable,
“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”  ~ Ann Richards ~

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Wishing you a day
a day that is filled with all that you dare to dream.
When you see a woman out there,
remind her to stand up for all women,
in her walk, her talk, her actions.
Remind that man how lucky he is
to have had a Mom, a sister, a daughter, a friend.
Celebrate each day
in your freedoms and rights and choices.
Walk in Beauty,
keepin it real


23 comments on “MARCH: Women’s History Month

  1. Enjoyed the post. Do you get to Connecticut ever to speak? I would really like to hear you? Would you consider writing a guest post for my month long celebration of Women’s history month?

    • Thanks for being here… I have been to your state, and look forward to returning when invited ! Maybe you know of someone or an organization, to invite them to visit my website http://www.sherryeshowalter.com and we’ll get an opportunity to share a cup of coffee! I would be honored to write a guest post as you celebrate women this month! Be Well diggingher… love the name! Blessings on the suns rays to you and yours.

  2. What an inspiring blog post today for women Sherry. Bless you for standing up for all of us. We have come a long way..and have a long way to go. Am loving the videos. Thanks so much.

  3. To women everywhere, find your voice, raise it to speak about what matter to you. Dr Sherry does and I love her for it! Use your hard won vote. I won't pretend to tell you how to vote. Vote your conscious. I do. How they vote, determines every time how I vote. Honor these women of the past by standing up and being all that you are capable of today. Just sayin…

  4. Dr. Sherry, Powerful message for and about woman, great pictures and a great video. I really love that you are putting messages on You Tube now except I can't see them till I get home at night. Can't watch them at work. Thank you for that. Hope you all had a Terrific Thursday and wishing everyone here a peaceful evening and a quiet rest for the day. Take care Friends /Sandy♥

  5. Loved your blog, and loved the video Dr. Sherry. A feel good morning it is.

  6. loved today's blog. Enjoyed the quotes. I had forgotten about Helen Reddy! Keep truckin Dr. Sherry.

  7. Loved the quotes in your blog this morn. I had forgotten about Helen Reddy! Keep truckin, Dr. Sherry!

    • Great to see you Osh Kosh, just keepin it real here, and as so many say after speaking across the nation, “keep walkin dr Showalter, just keep walking”! haha, so it is! Hope you’ve seen the you tubes and share them with all, trying to grow it… be well dear one, thanks again for your gifts and the music and for reading Healing Heartaches!

    • Thanks OshKosh, for visiting both blogs, and for commenting, best to you and yours! Be well, stay blessed!

  8. Hi Sherry. I would like to share one of my pet peeves: Women in politicis have a tough time. If you are a female GOPer or conservative, your brian power is brought into question…Michelle Bachman,Sara Palin. If you are a Democrat/Liberal, you are often passed over for top positions: Hilliary for president as an example. More qualified than Barack!
    And some of the most vicious attacks are by other women. This Hillbilly really hates hypocrisy!!!!
    I am lobbying for a Hillbilly/Redneck Month myself:)

    • Hello Hill Billy, good to see you! Women have had a long and arduous battle, walk, struggles… from the First Americans to all who have walked since then.
      Politics and those who stand as women will always be critter sized and downplayed and the latest vile and disgusting attacks on a woman plain out sickening. While many make party lines, conservative/liberal/middle of the road/off the road comparisons
      women are the heart beat of Mother Earth, of all that has been and is, and will be… they have been used, abused, and now are standing…
      some are not worth listening to just as some men need to retreat to the rock they came out of, while others open their mouths and leave us all wondering… Palin? Bachmann? Rather not go there with those two examples…
      and yes
      a Hill Billy gather day at the saloon listening to Willie sounds like a fine plan indeed.
      Celebrate those great women that have helped to pave the way for lives all around the world today, to honor them for the great women they are as they laid foundations for children, boys, girls to grow and become and be all that is possible under their guidance… be well friend!

  9. Irene, thanks THANKS for being here, go back now AND click the link darlin!That moon was beautiful last night and you were held up in the fire ceremony here!

  10. Cheers to all the women in the world, especially to my mom, my gandmothers, my godmothers, my teachers, my aunts.

  11. Woops, forgot to mention theFULL W O R M MOON tonite.Will be looking up, crazed, howling.

  12. I am woman, hear me "SCREAM",vote, STOMP, roar.Great blog this morning, doc.Love the pics of hat women in succession. You are a character, one that I just love and look forward to hearing from the thoughts in your head, so mine can explode daily. Be well & FIRMPS: where's the link to live SES?

  13. Reblogged this on Hurt Or Heal and commented:
    ‘“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” Ann Richards’

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