September 2006 Entries

While playing around this week with the criteria for defining a "Rebel Belle, I thought of Jeff Foxworthy and his "You Might Be a Redneck If" comedy routine. Did you know there is a "You Might Be" Humor List? Oh...
The final question, “What guidance would you offer to young southern women of today?” What poured forth was way wise wisdom for any woman, anywhere, at any age... Listen to your own voice and trust your own instincts. The earlier...
So what did my southern "bellefriends" say about their “southern roots” and how it expanded the expression of who they are? The “be seen and not heard” thing taught me to listen on a deeper level. I thought the stork...
Continuing from yesterday, the second question I asked these southern belles was, “How did being a southern woman tend to keep you small or hinder you in the expression of who you are?” Their answers: In my professional life I...
Yesterday’s posting, "The Good Wife Guide” has been creating quite a stir among women. It reminded me how many boomer belles were handed their blueprints for life and the roles they were supposed to fulfill. A few months back, I...
Have you seen this May 1955 Good Housekeeping article, "The Good Wife Guide"? Initially, I laughed at the absurdity of it. Then I thought, No wonder I’m a Rebel Belle. Put a ribbon in my hair? Cater to his comfort?...
A Rebel Belle is any women who fully trusts, owns and aligns with her power to embrace the freedom and joy of boldly expressing her voice in the world. A Rebel Belle has “BellePower,” and she knows how to use...

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