Women’s Congress for the U.S.

After the Civil War, women came together, devastated at the carnage and the loss of husbands, fathers, and sons. In their behalf, Julia Ward Howe, a Christian Unitarian, wrote a proclamation:

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!

I did not grow up in a culture that promoted Julia Ward Howe’s view of women. In fact, in my community, it was men who were made in the image of and spoke for god. But, girls and women were so valuable that they were kept silent and “cared for”. Now that was probably critical for safety in ancient village times. But, the impact within my mother’s circle of friends was that many did not learn to drive, to write a check, to question ideas. They were not encouraged to participate in matters of importance, to be in councils as decisions makers. They spoke of babies, diapers, recipes, and their husband’s dreams.

It wasn’t until I was well past 40 and a widow raising 9 children, 7 of those children daughters, that I realized that there may be more to the world than I had accepted. When I looked back at my childhood, my mother was invisible although she was the major physical presence in our home.

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About Sharon Riegie Maynard

Sharon Riegie Maynard, a radical researcher whose questions lead her to a unique view on the world and the role and men and women can play. She has raised 9 children, works in the unseen realms to impact our physical world with the TAG Matrix system, loves nature, music, art and reading great mystery novels.

Sharon is also the Host of Weaving the World and founderf Weaving the World Media. Weaving the World  shifts its focus to A Mystic’s View speaking the truth about our adventure, purpose, and mission. WTW has showcased women,  the Voices of the New World. Sleeping women have awakened and mountains are being moved to allow space for a new culture based on the values Mothers/Women hold sacred. Now, A Mystic’s View will show the foundation that has been buried for too long. It is the story within which we will manifest the world as we had Divinely intended.


  1. Genie Borrelli says:

    What a wonderful talk! I must learn more about the women’s congress.