From the Washington Post obituary of Louise Shivers, a “late-blooming” writer:
“When she discovered writing, she found a voice for herself and for other women who didn’t have a chance to speak up on their own.
‘There are so many stories that women have known,’ she said. ‘Every time I pick up a pot, I think of my mother or my grandmother. So much was going on around them, but they never got out of the kitchen to tell about it’.”
I had never heard of Louise Shivers before she died. But now she’s one of my heroes.
Her book, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, is still available.
Or just check out her obituary…it might be the best thing you read all day!