Auntie Bellum’s editors spend a lot of time reading about women, particularly Southern women, and we’d like to share with you some of the features and news items that moved, inspired, saddened, angered, or simply wowed us this week.
On this day in 1924, novelist and journalist Olive Ann Burns was born in Banks County, Georgia. She was the youngest of four children, was a part of a large extended family, and her father lost his farm during the Great Depression – all of which inspired her fiction later in life. Burns grew … [Read more…]
Daniel Bein’s latest wake-up call for those folks still clinging to yesterday. Check out his earlier take-down of the men’s rights crew here.
In anticipation of Girls Rock Columbia’s annual camp next week, we wanted to let you know just how amazing that organization’s fearless leader is. Here’s Southern Cover Girl Mollie Williamson singing Harsh Realm’s by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, a song about vulnerability and change. It’s so beautiful but also appropriate for the times … [Read more…]
In Alice + Freda, Alexis Coe explores Memphis in 1892, a time of horse-drawn carriages, riverboats, and pseudo-psychiatry. She introduces the reader to Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward and tells us of their romantic relationship, the discovery of their forbidden love, and the ensuing forced separation. We watch Alice’s hope turn to disappointment, obsession, and … [Read more…]
Perrin Skinner, woman about town and crooner in the Prairie Willows, belts out Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” in this week’s session for the Southern Cover Girl series. Thanks so much to Perrin and special gratitude to Stephen Maluck for his technical skill in putting this all together. For those of you interested … [Read more…]