I began this blog as an attempt to provide “one-stop shopping” for Waldorf High School teachers who would like to include more women and feminist perspectives in their courses, but either don’t know where to start or simply don’t have time to do all the extra research it would require. Each of us should put our energy into the subjects we are most passionate about and then pass the results on. This blog is my attempt to do just that.
My goal here is to collect a number of items together in a one, searchable database: biographies of specific historical “women who shouldn’t be missed” (especially those who may not be so familiar), entries on recreating “everyday women’s lives” in certain times or places, thoughts on teaching female literary characters, random musings on Steiner’s philosophy as it applies to women and gender, and even the occasional foray into the world of (gasp!) men and/or male characters, insofar as they pertain to issues of inclusion in the classroom.
Although intended primarily for a Waldorf audience, my hope is that this site will be helpful to anyone who is interested in women’s history, in issues of inclusion in the classroom, or, for that matter, anyone who just likes to spend their time in the company of some fascinating (not to mention kick-ass) women from all times and places!
I’ve tried to organize the site in ways that would be helpful for Waldorf teachers–for instance, by creating an index that includes grouping items by common main lesson titles (Revolutions Block, e.g.) as well as by name, period, culture, etc. That said, I’d welcome any feedback you have as to how to make the site more accessible and/or helpful to you. And it goes without saying that though I’ve benefitted throughout the years from the incredible instruction of many teachers and professors, any faults or inaccuracies contained in this blog are purely my own.