We who support women in the arts will not see the effects of our work in the form of food, shelter, increased opportunity, or achievements in the work force for the women whose lives we hope to touch. Instead, we rely upon a time-honored conviction held in all societies that life without art is merely existence. Our efforts to showcase women’s voices, dreams, and achievements in writing are aimed at feeding the aesthetic self, the creative urge, that which makes us truly human.
Barbara Stricklin, 1995
Chair Literary Women 1995-1996
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