She’s mad with me because I told her: when I grow up I am going to be like Simone de Beauvoir and Gisèle Halimi


No, she said.  No.  You will not disgrace your family with all that feminist nonsense. 

Look at me:   Don’t you think I am happy here?




But I am hanging on……Hanging on…..






A Woman and a Girl Driving, 1881, oil on canvas. 


Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926, American.  Philadelphia Art Museum. 

Mary Cassatt, a Pennsylvanian, and the only American invited to join the ranks of the French Impressionists