from the director
Ali P. Crown
We have to do
whatever we have to do
in order for there to be a new day. . . .
You understand that what you have to do
is make up the difference.
—Bernice Johnson Reagon
founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock
This issue of Women's News & Narratives has some very memorable insights. They are found in stories about transitions, journeys, and strategies for creating change. They are reflections about our choices, about trying on different identities—rarely simple matters, because they often are intertwined with self-imposed limitations and decisions made by others.
Volume fourteen, number two, marks the beginning of our fourteenth year as publishers and the second in our wonderful new space. The novelty hasn't worn thin in these eleven months. We're settled in and we're sanguine. Those now-familiar dancing women are stepping to their music on one of our purple walls. Women's art adorns each one of our other blue, gray, or purple walls. Our seminar room has had many occasions to seat thirty people; our library contains three thousand volumes. We were visited by hundreds of people in the past year—from the usual folks to first-timers, including new nursing mothers, all exclaiming their ecstasy over the new Center for Women and bringing us their karma.
We are good. We are very, very good. We are strong. And smart. Our walls are plastered with pictures of women we admire. And these pages are filled with stories of women taking charge. Stop to visit both these pages and our center.