My Interpretation Of A Warrior Woman


The new header is up. (Look up, UP!)

After yesterday’s abomination of a ‘warrior woman,’ this is my version.

I am not a techie in the least. I like to fiddle and fumble but start talking to me about CSS style sheets and php hooks and I’m lost. I like simple and clean. That way I can focus on providing the best content. To produce this header I relied entirely on two people.

Sparky Firepants aka David Billings

David designed the cartoon in the header. He is a genius. That’s it. I said I liked things simple, didn’t I?

David used to work on Blues Clues and has worked for all sorts of clients on illustration projects. I really can’t recommend him too highly but I don’t need to because his illustration speaks for itself.

Caffeinated Elf aka Rachael Acklin

Rachael pulled the illustration into a header for the blog for me. She homeschools FOUR kids. Four! I struggled with one. Not surprisingly, Rachael is very patient which was very good because I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted and completely changed my mind halfway through. Like 180°. Thank God, there are people like her, I say.

Whaddya think?

I absolutely love it.

(My husband keeps wondering where he is and if the fact he’s not in it means anything. I tell him absolutely not. I’m protecting his privacy. I am.)

Although the cartoon is meant to be me, it represents ALL women – bringing up a family or not, working or not, with a partner or not.

It’s damned hard work being a woman. We work, we try to bring up kids to be well-behaved, respectful, hard-working adults. And that’s before we add in complications like recessions, relationship issues and being the meat in the sandwich generation.

We will keep on keeping on, fighting the good fight, making decisions on the spur and leading everyone forward while for the most part, staying anonymous and down low.

That’s how it’s always been for superheroes.

So let’s pat ourselves on the back for getting as far as we have for as long as we have. There’s a ways to go yet. But with nerves of steel, grit, determination and a minivan tank full of gas, we will prevail. Purveyors of doom, beware!

I’d love to know what you think about being a superhero in the 21st century? Do we have it hard? Different? The same? What do you think of the header? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Mary E. Ulrich
October 25, 2010 at 6:59 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE your header. It shows your vision, your energy and your humor–all the things that make you blog a fun place to learn and share.

At least you didn’t tell your husband he was the black cat or something:)
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Alison Golden October 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Thanks, Mary! I think I may get a mug with the illustration on to drink my tea from. If I do, I’ll send you one too. 🙂


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