Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 20, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Dear Hillary, Why #Black Lives Matter

My Letter to Hillary Did you see the video of Hillary speaking with the activist Julius Jones from Black Lives Matter? This was backstage in Keene, New Hampshire. I read about the exchange in The New York Times, and watched … Continue reading

August 16, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Giants in Death and in Literature

Another Giant Falls Julian Bond has died, I read this morning in my NYTimes alert. I’ve known his name for ages as a respected civil rights leader. I recall being at Episcopal Relief and Development fourteen years ago with Coleen, now … Continue reading

August 8, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Black Lives Do Matter

Back Home in Connecticut My sister Beth and I drove back from Maine on Wednesday. The drive was long, of course, just like going, but we had fun. Our only disappointment of the whole trip was that we did not … Continue reading

August 4, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Mostly Maine

Flowers at Bass Harbor Gables I’m writing from Bass Harbor Gables, the home of my friend Bunny and her husband Sandy, in Maine. She loves working in her garden and understands what it needs. Her dedication shows! There are orange … Continue reading

July 27, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Live as Brothers or Perish as Fools

Girls as Bombers Reading about girls being used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram is so sad. I can’t imagine they are undertaking the task willingly. Are they tricked into wearing the bombs? Or forced? Do they realize what it … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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10 Igbo Women Trailblazers and More

Igbo Women Trailblazers On the schedule (pronounced shedule in British-speak, and skedule in American) at the London Igbo Conference was this pre-recorded presentation by Emeka Keazor. He relates brief stories of ten powerful Igbo women. He opens the video with … Continue reading

April 26, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Three Cheers For Mount Holyoke

One – Book Group I’m part of two book groups. One is the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mount Holyoke Alumnae Book Group. We’re to discuss All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr next week. I’d read the book, or rather listened … Continue reading

April 22, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Four Women’s Stories

Women in Technology Westport Library is presenting a series called “Wisdom from CEOs.” Tonight the presenter was Jennifer Lawton of the digital manufacturing companies Stratasys and MakerBot. As an industry leader in the global 3D desktop printing industry, she focuses … Continue reading

April 18, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe


Igbo Women and Feminism Three Nigerians, and not just Nigerians, but Igbos, and not just Igbos, but two Igbo women and one man! made Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the world. I read this on the first day … Continue reading

March 25, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Four Connections – Three Fine and One Fearful

Good Advice Fairfield Library Writing Group, posted by Adair, honoring a newly published author. My friend Jane is 2nd from left. Adair isn’t in the picture. First connection: I follow Fairfield Writer’s Blog which has the tag line, “Literary Connections at the Fairfield … Continue reading