Reinventing themselves – clockwise from top left: Alice, (photo credit James Steindler) Alissa, Shawn, and Amy.
Letter from the Editor – Winter 2020
Reinvention, the theme of this winter issue of Alice, is good to think about as we begin the new year, the new decade. We can predict many things to come in 2020: the election of a new president, ratification of the ERA, and gender equality marching forward— albeit slowly…
On January 11, our Alice namesake Alice Paul, had a birthday anniversary. In the time when she was actively campaigning for women’s equal rights to now, we have the right to vote, and we have the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite the current administration’s many attempts to rollback civil and human rights, the roots hold strong, and we are supported by many who understand the value and importance of equality under the law.
We are actively marching and gathering, working diligently and collaboratively to secure our equal place in business, education, government, healthcare, art, entertainment, and more. Not since the 1970s has the determination and energy behind the women’s movement been this palpable. We are reinventing our place in society, and along with that, we are taking a deep look at ourselves. What do we want from our lives; what do we want to accomplish? What will be our legacy?
As we make change, it’s important to remember our own self-care. That comes in many shapes and forms; whatever we need to do to feel safe, comfortable and free as we reinvent ourselves is fine by Alice— and more importantly, just for you.
Change is often challenging but the rewards are well worth the initial discomfort and fear. Alice took a leap of faith and look where she landed, in Wonderland.
“Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time?’” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
Spring issue out April 1st; editorial due Mar. 15th: “Laugh Out Loud”