Welcome! I’m Mary Long and I am the Founder of Herstory Network.
I am absolutely convinced that the healing of this world will be brought about by women, but first we have to heal ourselves. We can no longer wait for someone to rescue us, we must rescue ourselves. How do we do that? Together. We do it together. By going within. By asking questions about why we believe what we believe. By challenging the status quo and refusing to be silent any longer.
We all have a voice that needs to be heard and we all have a right to be heard. After the Women’s March I made a promise to myself that I would no longer allow fear to keep me quiet about the things that really mattered, and this website is one step in keeping that promise.
This morning I woke up thinking of my mom and all the wisdom she shared with me during her life.
My mother gave birth to seven children, raised six of them, buried two of them, and still managed to be a source of love, kindness and compassion to everyone that knew her.
My mom could be in the midst of the worst situation and still be able to think positive and inject some sense of hope into it.
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“Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes…Families are torn apart, men women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find their parents have disappeared.” –Anne Frank
It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore your support of this ‘president’ and the actions of his administration.
You are the same people who post photos of people abusing animals and voice your outrage at their cruelty, yet you’re indifferent to the suffering of your fellow human beings. Children are all innocent, you get that, right? You also understand that the worst thing that can happen to a child is to lose a parent, correct? Regardless of whether or not their parents hold a certain piece of paper in their hands, these are still actual human beings we are talking about.
I love you. I have loved you my whole life and never wanted that to change. But I’m having to face the fact that it is changing. Not the love, because I don’t believe love can be turned on and off at will. But my feelings about you have changed. Knowing that there is something inside of you that is fine with the intentional traumatization and suffering of innocent children has made me look at you differently. To be honest, I hate that I now know this about you. But I can’t pretend I don’t know it.
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