• Spring 91: Women's Voices

Spring 91

Women's Voices

298 pages, ISBN 978-1-935528-66-1

Nancy Cater & Patricia Reis, Co-Editors

This volume was inspired by When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by American writer, naturalist, and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams. We are honored that Terry Tempest Williams agreed to be interviewed in this issue. The interview with guest co-editor Patricia Reis opens this issue and sets the tone for the articles that follow.

In When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams asks, "What needs to be counted on to have a voice? Courage. Anger. Love. Something to say; someone to listen." The sixteen contributors to this volume recognize and demonstrate, directly or indirectly, the truth of Terry Tempest Williams' observation. Articles address the psychological issues that arise when women attempt to express themselves, the obstacles faced, the obstacles overcome (or not), the creativity that may released. Included are both clinical articles, as well as personal and more academic papers.

The contributors come from different places and different backgrounds. They include writers, poets, teachers, analysts, educators, and theorists. Their writing styles vary accordingly, yet their works share similar themes, from the deeply personal to the cultural and historical, from the literary to the mythological and spiritual. Terry Tempest Williams' statement about voice implies a necessary bond between speaker and listener, or as in this case, author and reader, and it is our hope that this Women's Voices issue of Spring will encourage such a mutually inspired relationship.



Nancy Cater

1,000 Tongues: A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams

Patricia Reis


Robin van Löben Sels

Women, Voice, Birds, and Place

Holly J. Hughes

Dragon Fire: Finding Voice in the Catskill Mountains

Leigh Melander

Deep Song: Envoicing the Motherline

Marlene A. Schiwy

Shame, Secrecy, and Silence: The Tangled Roots of Childhood and the Suppression of Voice

Joyce Brady

In the Absence of a Mother Tongue

Charlene Spretnak

Speech Defector: A Child Stutterer Finds Her Voice

Carolyn Butcher

The Fat Lady Sings

Cheryl Fuller

Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up: Breaking the Spell of Women's Silence

Janice Gary

Flying by Words—From the Front Porch to the Podium: Educational Individuation and Creative Endurance

Geraldine Cannon Becker

A Legacy of Silences: Transforming the Silence of Absence to a Silence of Presence

Marilyn L. Matthews

Beyond Echo and Cassandra: Finding the Voice of Inner Authority

Kaitryn Sheehan Wertz

Artemis and Bear Mothers: Fiercely Protective, Indomitable Women

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Guanyin and The Handless Maiden: A Feminine Path of Awakening

Deborah Bowman

"Love and Be Silent:" Literary Reflections

Josephine Evetts-Secker

Writing for the Watcher: How Anne Frank Wrote the Most Famous Diary Ever Published

Jim Kline


Robin van Löben Sels


Philomena: A Film, A Woman, A Reclamation of Respect

Jane Alexander Stewart


Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wildness, by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Susan Amons

Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism, by Kenneth A. Kimmel

Robin McCoy Brooks

For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis, by Michael Vannoy Adams

Ginette Paris

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Spring 91: Women's Voices

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