Just wanted to stop in to let you know about a cool, informal anthropological study/blog on women and marriage called The Marriage Project. According to the blog's founder: I want to interrogate the “sacred cow” of marriage, to ask questions that women tell me they are seldom asked about what’s assumed to be an inevitability, … Continue reading links.
at home: heirloom marriage certificate
We carried home a nice assortment of family heirlooms after a visit to Daniel's grandparents' house last summer, including the 1913 wedding certificate of Daniel's great grandparents. Dated January 15, 1913, it's the oldest personal historical item we own. I love everything about it: lovers on a calm sea at sunset, the little cherub, floralia … Continue reading at home: heirloom marriage certificate
I was warming up for police training at a church recreational center on Virginia's coast. There were nearly 100 of us there, all dressed in gray and navy, doing jumping jacks and anticipating the events of the day. The sky was overcast through the large, south-facing windows, built high into the wall of the gymnasium. … Continue reading the storm
Hello, my name is Leah Wise and I have a confession to make: I'm a feminist who took my husband's last name. "How could you?!" my feminist sisters cry. Well, because I wanted to. Let me acknowledge that I'm right there with you when you say that taking on a husband's name implies an unequal … Continue reading Becoming Wise
Untitled from Lindsey Vinson on Vimeo. Daniel and I got married just over 2 years ago. I wrote a much lengthier anniversary post over at my old blog, someone's water lily, but I forgot to share my favorite collection of images! Our wedding photographer, Lindsey Pemberton, made a stop-motion style video using photographs she captured … Continue reading 2 years