Friday, March 6, 2020

My women heroes -- #1 my sister

The Blue Sweater
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Barbara Muir © 2005
Thinking about International Women's Day on Sunday, I'd
have to pick my sister Sally as my #1 woman hero.  The list of
what she's taught me in my life is too long to put here.
But in a strict, authoritarian family -- she was my champion --
always looking out for me.

She grew up to be an incredible therapist.  And aside from
the famous people who took advantage of her knowledge,
I benefited from the wisdom and excellent thinking of
her therapy partner.  I'm sure that most of my happy
days -- and I am lucky to have many, go back to what
I learned there.

Here's what I said about her in an earlier blog:
"My sister is an amazing and brave woman -- kind
and generous to a fault, funny beyond what you can
imagine, a wonderful mother, superb therapist, and 
super wife.  And she can really write."

Sally was always a big supporter of my art, and
she has bought quite a few pieces.

She's a feminist, and before our early conversations
on the subject I would not have known what that meant.
Being a feminist has meant, and does still mean the world
 to me.  It is high time that women truly become equal all
over the world.

Have a loving your heroes day.

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