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Meet Along the Way: Sarah Geringer

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Preserving History

Who defines “history,” and how are women writing it?   In high school, I remember it in our history textbooks: a box in each unit dedicated to highlighting a woman and her contributions to history. One box per unit. That was all. The major players throughout the rest of the pages were mostly men; it […]

5 Books to Read

Looking for a good story? Here are five of my favorites, all written by intelligent women with heart. Happy summer reading. xox, Mia   The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros This book is told in a series of vignettes from the perspective of Esperanza, an adolescent living in inner-city Chicago. The reader must […]

What We’re Reading

Need a good book to snuggle in with for the remainder of winter? Look no further. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES By Sue Monk Kidd Set in Alabama during the 1960s, this novel depicts white Lily Owens’ stay with the black Boatwright sisters, strong women who live in a pink house, tend bees and lead […]