In Focus

Know your Women’s History

The March issue of SAconnects (magazine) will observe Women’s History Month, but you can get a head start on it right now.

Since the inception of this special presidential proclamation issued every year since 1981, we’ve struggled to envision such iconic figures as Catherine Booth, Evangeline Booth, and General Eva Burrows; or picture trailblazers of the Holiness movement, like Phoebe Palmer; or reflect on champions of women’s suffrage and social justice, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, or Rosa Parks.

They’ve all earned permanent places in history, but their pictures are typically faded, black & white images, and lacking the sounds, sensations, and emotions of real life. To fill the void, we stretch our imaginations.

Our next SAconnects (magazine) will help you paint the most vivid picture of women’s history you’ve ever seen. That’s because you’ll see women from your own history and in crystal clarity.

They’re your moms, sisters, cousins, aunts, grandmothers, teachers, friends, mentors, pastors, bosses, and spouses. Through the good times and bad, they’ve helped to make you the person you are today.

We’ll also share stories on women making a difference in corps, communities, and in homes. From Connecticut to Bangladesh, you’ll be inspired by these women who make history—every month of the year.

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief