Hear us roar, clockwise from top left: Crystal; Courtney; Shannon, Erin, Ellie; Kat, Nikki – photo by Molly B
Letter from the Editor – Summer 2019
There are so many reasons to be pissed off right now; as women, as Americans and as humans. As the White House continues its horse trading, some states are waging their last bids to keep their thumbs down on women, keeping us in our cages. Oklahoma and the other ‘heartbeat states’ are playing their last cards with extremely limiting and litigious abortion legislation. The men and women who govern those states, however, are fast facing a death row for dinosaurs. There’s only so much time left for them to try to contain us before we burst at the seams; screaming and shouting for liberty.
We welcome the age of the Divine Feminine. Women are banding together, supporting each other, and using our strengths to not only voice outrage, but also get down to business the way it should be done– with grace and dignity. With great power comes great responsibility, and we’re shaping the world as we see it should be, not as it has been for too long.
In this issue summer of Alice, “Hear Us Roar,” we take a look at creating awareness, and living with more fortitude and peace. In this Woman’s World, friends are not left behind or bullied, an entire race of people looking for freedom is not locked up and forgotten, or worse, used for collateral to gain political victory through a supposed peace agreement in a century-old land war.
In this Woman’s World, we acknowledge all the bad that can happen, that will continue to happen despite our best efforts and intentions, and we look for the good. We learn how to love our bodies. We learn how to love our neighbors, lands, and communities. We are tough and determined, in our kindness and forgiveness.
“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Autumn issue; Guilty Pleasures, editorial due Oct. 15, published Nov. 1, 2019.