Did you think of her, RBG, when you saw that word, notorious? I was amazed that she embraced such a flagrant description with her special quiet humor.
Then I looked it up. One definition used words like infamous, disreputable and scandalous. Not the RBG I highly respect. But wait!
Notorious can also mean notable, esteemed, legendary, or memorable. OK, that’s more like it. Quite a positive legacy to leave us, don’t you think?
Ruth Bader Ginsberg made Dissent an esteemed action.
In her dissents, RGB insisted, explained, and educated. And because she often bucked an unequal system, especially for women, she became notorious, legendary, and historical. The more I learn about this remarkable woman, the more I admire her.
It’s okay to dissent. That’s how change occurs. Well-behaved women rarely make history. RBG worked through Constitutional Law to improve life for all. She taught us that discrimination on the basis of gender is unequal under the Law. That women belong in all places where decisions are made. That We the People includes ALL the people of this country.
RBG made us think of what’s not right in our world and what can we do about it? And that even Rock Stars 🌟 have a heart.
That’s a pretty good legacy and inspiration!
I may not be able to change the social injustices I see, but my characters certainly can. They are activists in their own small world and persist until change is made. Sometimes writing fiction is the most notorious tool for dissent and change.
UNDER THE DESERT SKY, has Mayor Lacy dealing with a dying town’s economy and homeless kids. Her decisions could ruin her relationship with Holt, a guy with one child and determined to keep it that way. But she must do what she thinks is the right thing.
In UNDER THE DESERT MOON, Annie is faced with the unthinkable — harboring illegal immigrants on her apple farm. Her decisions risk her relationship with Brett, a law and order guy to his core. But she must follow her heart and do what she thinks is right.
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