February 2018

We are women born between 1946 and 1964, from North America and beyond. 

* baby-boomer generation *  * me generation *


We are the wealthiest, most educated, most active, and most physically fit generation of women here-to-for. We were dreaming "the dawning of the Age of Aquarius."


We are living on the continuum of women’s history. As co-inventor of the jogbra, I am constantly reminded that I speak of living history, for a time when [second-wave] feminism bonded us together as sisters. I welcome the opportunity to share with young women about US Title 9 legislation, [1972] stipulating that equal monies had to be spent on men’s and women’s sports in colleges, universities and high schools that received federal dollars.  By luck or by destiny, we were afforded the opportunity to participate in teams sports and fitness, changing our view of the world and our place in it - the  surge  of exercised-induced endorphins, the thrill of clear thinking and emotional strength.



Click Here for the Before Your Time Podcast on the 70s in Vermont


We were shaped by cultural and political unrest of the sixties: social experimentation, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, rock and roll, the Beatles , Eastern  philosophy and yoga,  the Civil Rights movement, environmental movement, women's movement, protests and riots, and Woodstock., Live AID.; We  were influenced by walk on the moon, the draft and military service in the Vietnam War , anti-war protests, the Cuban Missile Crisis, assassinations of JFK, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., political unrest,  the race riots in Oakland and Watts. Watergate and the resignation of Nixon.


Our inner core was energized to be experimental, individualistic, free spirited, social cause oriented and a little cynical of government.


Sultanas in our Third Act: 

Love-based activists, dealing with end-of-life issues, working, self-caring & recalculating while leading, curating & coaching, totally inspired by younger generations.


Pema Chodron talks about our natural ability to love. Instead of withdrawing, we can use the grittiness of our lives to arouse our natural ability to love, to care, to understand our interconnectedness. 


"Misfortunes become a means to explore our inner life, make new connections of understanding and consciousness, working  wholeheartedly for the sake of others and, at the same time, be a true friend to ourselves."


We are claiming our place in the Grandmother’s tent. Now well seasoned by mothering, working and aging, we are reinvigorating our youthful core. We are constantly scanning our authentic selves for mind/body/spirit balance. We are living out loud, proclaiming our demands of protecting our children from (societal woes such as gun violence and mental illness.)


YALLA! [ let’s go in Hebrew and Arabic]




                                                                       


                                                                               

Hinda Miller, Founder

The Sultanas Group


What's New:

Sultana's Gathering Fall

September 7-8th

Downtown on Lake Champlain

Burlington, VT

*Gather * honor *share * plot * plant and share seeds * play*

Learn * co-create * experience joy* show up * let go * 

*good food and drink*

Click Here for more information. 


Interview

Doreen Kraft

Executive Director of Burlington City Arts, a public/private partnership, an agency within city  government innovative art gallery, arts education/studio center, and community cultural space in Burlington, VT. 2016 Fellow - Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences


What is your idea of perfect happiness? Yoga Pose- Corpse "savasana" What is your greatest fear? Loss of my loved ones. Which living person do you most admire?Michelle Obama, What is your current state of mind? Grateful.What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Modesty. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My family.Which talent would you most like to have? Tap dance. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Be more light hearted. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Being a part of Burlington City Arts for almost 40 years.  If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be? Water. What is your most treasured possession? A necklace from my mother. What do you regard as the lowest depth or misery? Cruelty to animals. What is your most marked characteristic?Loyalty. What do you most value in your friends? Compassion and humor. Who are your heroes; in real life or historical fiction? Joan of Arc. What is it that you most dislike? Hubris. How would you like to die? Without knowing.  What is your motto? "Que sera, sera!" What keeps you healthy?Dancing and women's friendship.



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