At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. The diagnosis was actually a blessing, as well as a curse. The blessing? It clarified, identified, and explained bewildering behaviors, irrational fears, and confounding symptoms that I'd experienced my entire life. It set things in order. Now things made sense. I made sense, and I begin to see myself as I never had before.
By Stefanie Rock| 2017-05-29T13:16:13-08:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Culture|Tags: female equality, grandmothers, gratitude, Home Headline, influential, Mother's Day, mothers|
Why shouldn’t there be a female president? I didn’t personally understand the controversy. After all, my generation of women didn’t see artists, authors, or scientists need to sign their work under a male name. My generation of women didn’t enter the workforce with only two options: secretary or teacher. We are, quite possibly, the first generation of women to see and believe that our options are limitless.
By Jessica Lollino| 2017-05-07T20:02:33-08:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, Family, gratitude, Home Headline, Mother's Day, Women|
As a society, we have seen a break in the mold of the traditional family. However, mothering isn’t limited to a child’s family dynamic. In fact, often we as adults continue to look for maternal guidance.
By Pryme Staff| 2017-04-19T18:50:15-08:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, haiku, Home Headline, national haiku day, poetry|
April 17 is National Haiku Day. Celebrate the timeless art form by reading a few haikus and trying your hand and writing your own.
By Jessica Lollino| 2017-04-13T12:41:04-08:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Events, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: bunny, Easter, Home Headline, rabbit, spring equinox, tradition|
Have you ever wondered exactly how an oversized, egg-laying bunny made his way into a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ? It doesn’t seem quite right, does it? To get a look at the origin and evolution of Mister E. Bunny, we need to go way back to the Pagans and the Christians.
By Catherine Torres| 2017-03-31T08:50:27-08:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: April Fish, April Fool's Day, Culture Headline, fun, funny, Home Headline, pranks|
"April Fool's!" You'll hear Americans yell after their co-worker discovers his stapler in Jell-O. In Brazil April 1st is called Dia da Mentira or "Day of the lie,” while in France children tape a picture of a fish on their friends' backs and yell "Poisson d'Avril!" or "April fish!" The fish symbolizes a naive and easily caught (gullible) person. It's all in good fun and part of a time honored tradition dating back to ancient times.
By Lydia Noyes| 2017-03-29T09:36:24-08:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, Dr. Ruth, Grandma Moses, Home Headline, Julia Child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, over 40, Success, successful women, Susan Boyle, Women, Women's History Month|
We live in a culture that’s obsessed with youth, which makes it difficult for a woman who makes strides later in life to get her due. This is a disservice to us all. Around the world, millions of women found their best success while friends were retiring, and many reached true greatness in their fifties, sixties and beyond.
By Pryme Staff| 2017-03-23T10:24:48-08:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Holidays, Literature, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, Inspiration, John Keats, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, poems, poetry, Poetry Day, Robert Frost, uplifting|
In 1999 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed March 21 World Poetry Day. It's a day set aside to honor the art form and recognize its contribution to not only literature but also music, theater, dance, and the visual arts.
By Catherine Torres| 2017-03-20T18:00:38-08:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, equilux, Equinox, First day of spring, Home Headline, Spring, springtime, Vernal Equinox|
This year's Vernal Equinox falls on the heels of a snowstorm in the Northeast, making it almost laughable to mark the day as spring's first, which it is astronomically-speaking. Astronomers use equinoxes and solstices to mark seasonal shifts. These dates can change from year to year, which is why you may remember last year's spring began on March 19.