For Ella, upon her graduation…

Me at 22.  Had just quit my job and decided to go to college.  I started at 22 -- which was late, but, I loved working in Fashion right out of HS.
Me at 22. Had just quit my job and decided to go to college. I started at 22 — which was late, but, I loved working in Fashion right out of HS.

For you, Ella — Women writing in English from the Wikipedia.

For you Ella, what I read in Ms. Magazine in 1973 or so, in Junior High.  A poem, I have kept all these years: http://faithwilding.refugia.net/waiting.html

For you Ella,  some virtual flowers!

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For you, about one year in… when getting through school and work would be one of the hardest things I would ever do.  In those days, there was only one Women’s History elective.  I took it.  The only thing I would have done over?  Was take Art Studio instead of Art History — I felt there wouldn’t be any jobs if I did that.  It was a fabulous Liberal Arts Education.  It really was, even though I was a grown-up and not in dorms by the time I did it.  For my MA, I was able to pay for it as I went.  Thank heavens.  Because “no student loans” is better than that first ten years I had to pay them off!

Key women I admire: Georgia O’Keefe, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy Parker (my mother’s favorite) oh, I could go on… and on.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!

History of Women’s Studies from the wiki…

Revisits UCSB now, and sees how 1988 was the start of a department…

From me:

Adrienne BA ART HISTORY 1984

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Me the day I graduated UCSB, 1984.
Me the day I graduated UCSB, 1984.

2 thoughts on “For Ella, upon her graduation…

    1. You are going to love that poem. That’s what Ms. was in those days. Hard to believe how Girl Scouts grow up and be feminists, but my mother adored her grandmother — she was actually at Seneca Falls. (In those early marches women did) My mother was a very early career women, in Fashion. I think though? She secretly wanted to be a writer. The movie that totally explained my mother to me was “Mona Lisa Smile” — the Julia Robert’s character. Yep. Her mother had an arranged marriage all planned for her in Pasadena, and she ran away to San Francisco in the 50’s — at the time of the Beats up there. Her grandmother sent her up to Carmel, but she was so rebellious she only did about two years of undergrad in Monterey. ❤

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