Voices From the Heartland

Voices From the Heartland A thought provoking collection of essays on life and livingVoices from the Heartland is a celebration of women s contributions to Oklahoma s recent past It records defining moments in women s lives wh

  • Title: Voices From the Heartland
  • Author: Emily Dial-Driver Emily Dial-Driver Sally Emmons-featherston Carole Burrage
  • ISBN: 9780806140315
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • A thought provoking collection of essays on life and livingVoices from the Heartland is a celebration of women s contributions to Oklahoma s recent past It records defining moments in women s lives whether surviving the Oklahoma City bombing or surviving abuse and represents a wide range of professions, lifestyles, and backgrounds to show how extraordinary lives have growA thought provoking collection of essays on life and livingVoices from the Heartland is a celebration of women s contributions to Oklahoma s recent past It records defining moments in women s lives whether surviving the Oklahoma City bombing or surviving abuse and represents a wide range of professions, lifestyles, and backgrounds to show how extraordinary lives have grown from the seeds of ordinary girlhoods.From former Cherokee principal chief Wilma Mankiller, First Lady Kim Henry, novelist Billie Letts, and prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, to OU basketball coach Sherri Coale, the authors share their personal reflections on finding balance as they look back on defining moments in their lives, mull over what they wish they had learned sooner, and convey the wisdom they ve unearthed on their journeys thus far.Touching on topics from adultery to left handedness, from losing children to losing perspective, these essays speak from the heart to reveal what it means to be an American woman today Readers will meet activists and writers, advocates and artists some of whom are household names, while others work outside the public eye.Voices from the Heartland speaks to readers all across America and demonstrates that women in Oklahoma represent the heart of us all.
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    • D.E. Chandler says:

      The essays in Voices From the Heartland truly pack an emotional punch. I found myself laughing and crying, and every time I read a section, I discovered something new; about myself, about my state, or about the way society sees things.

    • Claudia says:

      A great collection of essays by strong Oklahoma women. I loved the variety of voices and experiences. Billie Letts' memoir of the fact she was pregnant when she and her beloved husband marriedWilma Mankiller's saga, recounting her political life as a Cherokee leader, several anonymous accounts of recovery from abuse. I loved the breadth of the pieces, highlighting the breadth of women's contributions to the state and to the nation.I could tell there wasn't a prescription -- a template given to t [...]

    • Clynell Reinschmiedt says:

      A wonderful, wonderful book of reflections by Oklahoma women who have contributed to the history and culture of recent Oklahoma. The fields of contribution are widely varied, some names very recognizable, others notbut no less significant. The subjects the women tackle are widely varied, told in words "uniformly unsentimental, compassionate, and unflinching". For the Clinton women a side note: Otie Ann is one of the contributors under the section "Women and Work"! She says that Oklahoma women "w [...]

    • Kelsey Mcmurray says:

      The introduction is worth the read if nothing else. It explains the exact conundrum of living in Oklahoma.

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