October 3, 2022

International Justice Mission

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION Recently, I talked with individuals who attend a Christian church in Roanoke, VA, which is actively involved in supporting International Justice Mission, and I became interested in spreading awareness about this commendable orgnization. The following information is taken directly from the website, IJM.org. I hope many will visit this link and look […]

Feminine Power Mastery Course

On July 6, 2011, I joined 200 women from various parts of the world in Mahattan Beach, California, to celebrate the completion of  Feminine Power Mastery, the Total Life Transformation Program. This nine-month course led by Katherine Woodward Thomas and Dr. Claire Zamit.  We spent six days in intensive seminars examining, summarizing, and planning next steps in our journeys […]

What is “The Girl Effect”?

When I was young, growing up in the South, I didn’t know any better. I didn’t comprehend that some of what I was experiencing was cultural bias, or societal oppression, or just plain prejudice.   As I grew older and wiser, I began to recognize choices I wish I had made but didn’t.  When I finally began turning […]

Speaking for Longwood University’s Author Series

I am honored to be among writers chosen  for Longwood University’s Author’s Series in Farmville, Virginia.  On April 16th, I will speak and read from my book Human Bridges published in 2009 by Plain View Press, Austin, Texas. As a Longwood alumna and former English instructor there, I look forward to speaking with students and residents about […]

Ways to Empower Women

Part of the struggle to overcome cultural oppression and to advocate change is to recognize and help victims.  I am constantly struck by society’s  ability to ignore them and focus on getting ahead.  That being said, progress is being made. With the internet’s wide  availablility and media attention, more and more ways to help are coming forward. Personally, I am compelled to continue writing […]

Feminine Empowerment

It seems to me that in this stage of my life the universe pushed me into this quest, the empowering of women,  which has become my mission. My guides declared I had spent enough years as an English educator and now I am to specifically teach women, myself included, how to make their lives better. I am sure  Wise […]

Wise Woman Archetype

Wise Woman is a manifestation of  archetypal wisdom that resides in everyone. In my case, she first appeared as a character one evening when I was writing about an incident stored unprocessed in my mind for years. It  had  happened when I was in my teens but emerged when I was in my early forties. […]

Mr. Mudzingwa’s Death

Mr. Mudzingwa’s Death Human Bridges (c) 2009 Katherine DeLorraine Even before the drumming woke me at midnight, I knew that my father-in-law would be dying. I saw it in a dream two days ago but kept it to myself. I went to the fields to gather musosawafa leaves for everyone to wash their hands and […]

Manena

Manena Human Bridges- (c) 2009 Katherine DeLorraine My name means mountain, and everyone says that I am made of rock inside because I never show how I feel. No one has ever seen me cry. Long ago I swore to be like a man. I have a plan to change how women are treated like […]

Silencing Eve

Eve’s Story by Katherine DeLorraine Based on the painting “Silencing Eve” by Judith Peck Adam gone as usual, I wandered lonely until weary I rested beneath the apple tree thinking of an emptiness inside me— not hunger, but a thing  I could not name. I drifted in and out of semi- slumber until a strange creature […]