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SC WIL welcomes blogs written by our readers. About once a month, we post an essay or two on topics we think would be of interest to WIL readers. Many of our blogs are written by local women, a few by national writers. Our writers are as varied as a sixth-grader, a businesswoman, a voting expert, a liberal journalist, and a conservative problem-solver. We think you’ll enjoy the variety of opinions expressed here.

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Early voting in SC is good for democracy

Throughout the country, it’s clear that election policy has become a contentious and divisive issue. But here in South Carolina, we know that we can accomplish anything if we work together. Earlier this year, my Republican and Democratic colleagues in…

Using Our Voice

I recently finished an engrossing historical novel called “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See, in which the author introduces her readers to nu shu, the phonetic, secret-code writing used for hundreds…

My Time to Serve Has Come

Nothing special has happened. More hours haven’t been magically added to my day. My father is still in a nursing home and I am still his primary point of contact. I still…

Truth-Telling Women

Have you noticed lately how many truth-tellers — commonly known as “whistleblowers” — in this country are women? A star example is Cassidy Hutchinson, the young former White House aide whose volcanic testimony in June riveted viewers watching the public…

Am I a Feminist in Name Only?

How a gendered society needs to change to become a better society. Recently, I came across a study showing that as women grow their careers, their household chores actually increase, I realized that this was playing…

Every Vote Matters, Especially in a Local Runoff!

Every election cycle you hear “every vote matters”! I can tell you from personal experience how relevant these words are, especially in local elections. In local runoff elections, the stakes are even higher. In 2020, during the peak of…

I Met Julia Child

In 1979 I met Julia Child, the iconic “French Chef” of television and cookbook fame. She and her husband, Paul, came to a reception in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to meet the new class of Nieman Fellows, mid-career journalists who had…

The Juggling Act Continues

The cri de coeur from U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson at her confirmation hearings earlier this spring pierced my heart, too. “I’m saving a special moment in this…