Women Supporting Women: Karen & Dinah (EastEnders)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is about recognizing and supporting women around the world. It’s about sharing and supporting the contributions women have made to our history, culture, and lifestyle. Emmerdale aired an episode featuring their female characters (created and organized by women). Other soaps, like EastEnders, ran their storylines as usual. However, the women in Albert Square (and beyond) still had their moment.

I loved that poignant scene between Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) and Dinah “Dina” Wilson (Anjela Lauren Smith). It took less than 5 minutes. Yet I felt the pain, history, and understanding between two women who’ve survived Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths). Who better to take custody of Bailey Baker (Kara-Leah Fernandes) than Karen? She has the experience of supporting Keegan when Mitch has walked out on the family in the past. Karen will also give Bailey the support she needs when Dinah dies.

We always see the Slater women supporting and loving each other. It was refreshing to see the beginning of a supportive relationship between Karen and Dinah. I can’t wait to see how Karen’s relationship develops with Bailey.


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ReBlog: Keeping Your Skin Moist This Winter

This blog post came right on time. Since I’ve turned 50, I’ve had a hard time keeping my skin from getting dry. It doesn’t matter how cold or how hot it is outside. My skin will be dry by lunchtime. So, although “Black don’t crack,” sometimes hormones and stress try to test that statement. Ladies, you definitely need to check out this blog post!

Surprise: The New Meaningless Word

If there was a “Word of the Year” contest, “surprise” would win overwhelmingly. People are still surprised we have a White Supremacist in the White House. Some women and men are surprised that a Supreme Court Nominee has been given a pass for rape allegations. Continue reading Surprise: The New Meaningless Word

Quote: Women’s Affinity For Evil

Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.  William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

I have been thinking about this quote for awhile. We are now six months into the worst presidency in the United States (US) history. Hillary Rodham Clinton should be our president. We all know why she isn’t in the White House. We also know the percentage of women who voted for Clinton by ethnicity Continue reading Quote: Women’s Affinity For Evil