A Global Sisterhood

It is, of course, always flattering to be nominated for any kind of award, It is especially flattering to receive a nomination for an award such as the “Sisterhood of the World.” It appears as though this Sisterhood is shared by bloggers worldwide who share a commitment to the pursuit of human rights and social justice. It is all the more flattering to be considered one of this company with the nomination from a blogger as social aware and socially/politically engaged as nida, from on the road to inkrichment.

But a nomination I have received, and like with all of these awards, there are rules:

  1. Provide the link to the person who nominated you. ( I highly recommend you check out her writing, by the by!)
  2. Add the reward logo. (at least to the post, if not your blog.)
  3. Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know via comments.
  5. Ask your nominees 10 questions.

The answers to the 10 questions that Nida asked her nominated bloggers:

Your most important ‘health’ rule?

My most important ‘health’ rule is to spend time outside. Being outside is healthy for my spirit, for my lungs, my heart and my imagination. When I’m outside, I’m doing something active – on my bike, feet, paddle board or kayak and these are all things that engage my muscles and utilize the calories I’ve consumed. The activities also prompt to do such things has drink more water and fill up on foods that will give me the energy to do these things. Rather than just stick to one diet rule or plan, I think spending as much time outside as possible is something that automatically keeps up my health.

A day at the library or a skydiving resort?

A library. I have no desire to go skydiving.

A bad habit you finally let go of?

I am still working on one bad habit: road rage.  I am practicing deep breaths and reminding myself to be patient.  I learned my road rage from my own mother, and don’t want to pass this lesson on to my daughter.

What place does writing have in your life?

Writing helps me figure things out, and it’s a way to preserve time, preserve moments of my life.

If you could go back 10 years and tell yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

I actually just wrote about this earlier this week.  Mostly, I was assure myself that all is well after 10 years.

Describe life in one sentence.

Good and getting better.

What gets you going every single day.

I’m a pretty driven person. My husband just paid me the nicest compliment and said, “When you put your mind to something, you are unbeatable.” I think something that gets me going is to have my mind to something – writing or painting something, or learning more about or arguing for something.

Your most favourite word of the English language.

I don’t collect favorite words as much as I used to. I used to love enigmatic, for the way my tongue felt rolling around the syllables. I think currently, I like certain phrases in my Scot accent for the Ren Fair. “Git on wi’ ‘it.” feels good to say.

One thing about humanity that makes you sick.

Oh, the cruelty. The baseless unfeeling cruelty people  can inflict upon one another.

What was the biggest surprise of your life?

It’s a toss-up between waking up one day and learning I had been in a coma for two months or learning I was pregnant. Yeah. While Cohiba and I were getting prepared for a Wee One, we weren’t planning on it, and I was in an anxious little tailspin for awhile.  Coming out of the coma changed my life so completely and suddenly, and I still feel it’s effect. I didn’t expect to ever survive something like that.

For my part, I would like to nominate seven more bloggers who fit in with the sisterhood. (And please be aware that I’m making recommendations based more on the substance of the posts than the gender identification of the author. Sisterhood is a blessing no matter who you are. 🙂


Truth Shall Set You Free So Don’t Be A Crybaby

Browsing the Atlas

Please Excuse My Vagina

Fit and Feminist

The Belle Jar

Abby Has Issues

Working Class Perspectives

The 10 questions I would like to ask them are as follows:

1. What is your spirit animal?

2. How do you choose what to blog about?

3. What is unique about where you live?

4. What social issue really gets your blood boiling?

5. What are your aspirations as a writer or blogger?

6. What is your position on chai?

7. Give us 10 facts about yourself

8. Of what are you most proud?

9. What song should be on the soundtrack of your life.  (Give us a you tube link or something, too!)

10. Why did you decide to start blogging?

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