women's history http://www.kplu.org en From 1983 to grandparenthood, lesbian group's shared history http://www.kplu.org/post/1983-grandparenthood-lesbian-groups-shared-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It all began in 1983 in the basement of a church.</span></p><p>They were a dozen or so lesbians in committed relationships who wanted to be good mothers. Some already had children, and some were still figuring out how to make it happen.</p><p>One woman even handed out mimeographed instructions on how to artificially inseminate with a syringe and sperm from a donor.</p><p>During a recent weekend, 10 of those women filled the living room of a home in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8373 at http://www.kplu.org From 1983 to grandparenthood, lesbian group's shared history At MOHAI, it's all about the purse http://www.kplu.org/post/mohai-its-all-about-purse <p>I’m one of those people who carries a bulging, heavy handbag, crammed with so much stuff that I can’t always find my cellphone. But heavy or not, it’s my attempt at making a fashon statement. It’s the color of a tangerine.</p><p>Walk into the galleries at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)and it’s impossible not to size up your purse.</p><blockquote><p>Over here, from the '30s, a bag made out of Bakelite is the color of butterscotch. And from the 1990s, stylish Prada and Kate Spade bags.</p></blockquote><p>There’s a century’s worth of purses, made out of sealskin, clam shells, cantaloupe seeds, even cigarette wrappers and aluminum can tabs. Purses meant to be worn under clothes or proudly shown off.</p><p>And purses from the turn of the century that weren’t even meant for one’s arm.</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:27:33 +0000 Florangela Davila 328 at http://www.kplu.org At MOHAI, it's all about the purse