A collection of biographical stories and poems about fascinating people in history whose real dreams made a real difference. Developed in performance, these stories bring old tales to life for contemporary readers in a way that is both entertaining and informative.
Martha Cinader, a published writer and recording artist, has shared stories and poetry with audiences in libraries, schools and nightclubs and at jazz and theatre festivals in America and Europe.
Currently living in Greenville SC, with her husband and three sons, she blogs about being a virgin homesteader, among other things. Her forthcoming novel, Marvelina, is a fairytale for grown women.
When Hypatia was roaming the streets of Alexandria, she was about the only woman who was.
Today we have women in the public eye who claim not to be feminists, but their very position belies that point of view.
Me, I'm a lover, what about you?
When Hypatia of Alexandria spoke, everyone knocked their ears in her direction. Right away even the lost children who would steal Grandma’s medicine money would start thinking about right and wrong. Her Dad knew from the front she was heavy headed. That’s why he named her Hypatia, which means “highest.”
Hypatia would go for a stroll, get inspired, and start rapping to the birds, while other women cowered behind shutters and were never allowed to bathe their beautiful faces in sunlight. Her warm wise words of wisdom winged their way along the streets of Alexandria and perched pleasingly in the minds and hearts of the Alexandrines.
Soon people flocked to the source of the powerful pearls of love vibrations hanging in the air and suddenly they would understand things they never realized they’d been wondering about all their lives. Hypatia didn’t care who she fed her soul nuggets to. If you asked her she would tell you...