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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #03: Sister Margarita

By Freddie Helmiere

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Tiny and grey haired, Sister Margarita greets me just after sunrise in the sanctuary’s stone courtyard. The air is thick; the scent of damp soil and pine needles mingles with downshifting trucks and muffled horns from the distant Marcos Highway. “Are you ready for The Journey?” she asks.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #03: Sister Margarita

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #02: Mary of Egypt

By Nancy Melvin

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Every era has champions, even if we have never heard of them or their stories come to us encased in prejudice. Some rethinking is in order to hear the story of Mary of Egypt anew. She survived years alone in the desert. Her miracles: clairvoyance, walking on water, the devotion of animals. I contemplate her struggles every year at this time to renew myself.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #02: Mary of Egypt

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #01: An Introduction by Hanako O’Leary

By Hanako O’Leary

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Starting as a weeklong celebration in the Sonoma, California school district, March officially became National Women’s History Month in 1987. Each day for the next 30 days, we feature these stories of 30 women from history as we know them. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #01: An Introduction by Hanako O’Leary