Silver Lining

Queens of the Mines features the authentic stories of gold rush women who blossomed from the camouflaged, twisted roots of California. Today’s episode is a Flash Forward, to 1918.

In the International Women’s day episode, In one of the stories, I mentioned the life of the architect Julia Morgan who’s mother Eliza was the daughter of Albert O. Parmelee, a cotton trader who I called a self-made millionaire. I want to state that no white man’s millions from the cotton trade at that time, were self made. I am embarrassed that I did not catch what I wrote. It is obvious that the millions made in the cotton trade were built off of the sweat of enslaved men and women.  When you hear about white privilage, this is an example. People today are still benefeting from the fortunes that thier ancestors had made by expoliting other humans. The wealth, security and lifestyle some have inherited, is privilaged. 

At the time of recording this podcast, there are just under 200,000 humans affected by COVID 19. The death count is closing in on 12,000 and 75 million Americans are under lockdown. I share a portion of the reflection that has gone viral from the italian psychologist F. Morelli.

The preceding program features stories containing adult situations and may be disturbing to some listeners, or anyone who may be secondhand listening. So, listener discretion is advised. 

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Stay Safe, Stay Home. 

Live like it is 1849. You don’t need to go to the store to get toilet paper.  Time to live simply. 

HANDS Wash them often ELBOW Cough into it FACE Don’t touch it FEET Stay more than 3 feet apart FEEL sick? Stay home

Find the Spotify Playlist – Shelter in Place/Quarantine curated just for my listeners. You do not need a Spotify account to listen.


Ways to Support the QOTM family during the coronavirus

Venmo @queensofthemines

Cash App @queensofthemines


How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women’s Rights

By Christine Crudo Blackburn, Gerald W. Parker and Morten Wendelbo, SMITHSONIANMAG.COM MARCH 2, 2018

Striking Women and Work by Dr Sundari Anitha from the University of Lincoln and Professor Ruth Pearson


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