Mainstreet Women: Unpacking Main Street #3

Mainstreet Women Question #1: Tell me a little about where you live, your main street or what you consider main street to be. (Post 3 of 3) Mainstreet Women I interviewed defined Main Street as place, people, and a philosophy. Women also described Main Street as a choice, a way to embrace diversity. And, women said its where passions, influence, and love join them together with others on this human journey. Whether hearing ourselves called Main Street initially puzzled, rankled or resonated, how about thinking of Main Street like this? "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home--so close and so small they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity."  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1953 MAIN STREET = PLACE FOR FAMILIES & NEIGHBORS I live in a neighborhood that feels like true Americana. For example, every 4th of July everyone pours out into the streets of our neighborhood for a big potluck. On … [Read more...]

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