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Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit

Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit

Thursday at 8 AM Pacific

April 11th 2019:A Role Model of Self-Defined Womanhood: Claire Myers Owens

Claire Myers Owens left home at 20 to chart her own course, seeking adventure and freedom. With no role models, that was easier said than done. The expectations of her parents, spouses, and society held her back. The banning of her first book embarrassed her. She believed the judgment that it was risqué and apologized saying she was young. Later in life she realized how important her book was and that society’s judgments were the problem. She hoped one day someone would understand and re-publish the book. My guest, Miriam Friedman, did just that. She then became Claire’s biographer, determined

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Miriam Kalman Friedman

Dr. Miriam Kalman Friedman’s lifework focuses on telling women’s life stories. She has a PhD and taught English and creative writing at various universities, including University of Texas at Dallas, University of Houston, Sheridan College in Canada, Texas Christian University, and Tarrant County College, where she was Professor of English. Miriam has received fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the Salzburg Seminar in Global Knowledge. Currently, she writes plays, several of which have been produced in Houston community theater festivals. Her publications include a reprint of Claire Myers Spotswood Owens’ 1935 novel, Th
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2317/uplift-your-life-nourishment-of-the-spirit 15/07/2019 03:00 15/07/2019 04:00 Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2317/uplift-your-life-nourishment-of-the-spirit Claire Myers Owens left home at 20 to chart her own course, seeking adventure and freedom. With no role models, that was easier said than done. The expectations of her parents, spouses, and society held her back. The banning of her first book embarrassed her. She believed the judgment that it was risqué and apologized saying she was young. Later in life she realized how important her book was and that society’s judgments were the problem. She hoped one day someone would understand and re-publish the book. My guest, Miriam Friedman, did just that. She then became Claire’s biographer, determined that the modern world know about Claire, who persevered despite the constant road blocks. Claire became a key figure in the Human Potential Movement along with founder Abraham Maslow. Toward the end of her life, she found comfort through her spiritual search for meaning, joined the Zen Center, and became a voice for their teachings. Please join us Thursday and let Claire’s life inspire you. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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