My Mama named me Amber LaShea…

Due to recent happenings, I think it is imperative that I make it very clear that the title of this blog is me; however, it is a name that is copyrighted to me:  Vesper Woolf. And, as I thought was clear and/or rather irrelevant, I have a YouTube channel:  Southern Belle Humanism. I showcase artists, […]

The Space Ballad of Ricky Joe… (Yes, he’s from Alabama.)

Once upon a time, before my sister developed a knack for crafting tin foil bikinis as well as tin foil hats of both superb and enormous proportions molded into the Neo-traditional style of Alpha Centaurian design, there was Ricky Joe. Ricky Joe’s significance to the cultural history of Emily’s amazing foil bodyware is linked to […]

My Grandmother Was A Feminist Icon Before That Was Even A Thing

Women’s History Month is upon us again. And Facebook’s algorithms are probably slamming your newsfeed. This is a picture of my grandmother, Polly Winkles Holmes, ever the politically active do-gooder of her day. She led the Decatur branch of The Women’s League of Voters; and, administrated retirement villages for the elderly at a time when […]