The CWCW Blog

Black Eyes Don’t Lie

SHE DIDN’T RUN into a door. She didn’t get punched by a stranger in the street. Someone who claimed to love her did this. The nurses and doctors in the ER know it. The cops know it. The neighbors know it. The children know it. But no one really wants to know it. Women with black eyes make people uneasy. He seems like such a great guy! [...]

Our First Vacation in 30 Years

THIS PAST DECEMBER I took a vacation with my husband. It was our first vacation without children in over 30 years. It was a vacation to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, my birthday, Christmas, and any other major event you can think of because money is tight these days and we rarely indulge ourselves. This time, however, we pulled out [...]

Backstage At The Nutcracker

THIS TIME OF year is very special for me. I was born in December, and my name is Holly. Add to that, a wedding anniversary, celebrating Christmas with the family and ringing in the New Year. But there’s much more to this time of year – the wonderful tradition of the Nutcracker Ballet. Performances usually begin right after [...]

We’re All Sluts Now

GWYNETH PALTROW, ANGELINA Jolie and Ashley Judd – congratulations, and welcome to the fastest-growing club in America: women who are shamed and punished for their sexuality. You’re a big-name celebrity who was sexually harassed by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and then blamed for what you endured by so-called women’s rights [...]

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

I LIVE AT the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Some call it, “Lands End.” A washashore from the Silicon Valley, I appreciate the natural beauty, the prolific artistic community and the theme weeks celebrating everything from, “Girl splash,” to “Women of Color And Friends” to “Bear Week.” I spend my days as an executive coach for leaders in [...]

Polina, A Little Light in Dark Times

POLINA — A FILM co-directed by Valérie Müller and her husband, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj — is just what I needed at this time of cultural and political peril. I’m always tense.  I worry.  But in worse times than these — well, maybe not worse — I’ve always found respite and escape in watching dance. Who cannot be transported by the [...]

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