Virago's Home Page

Welcome to the world of Virago

Welcome to my world. I hope you enjoy your time here. Feedback is always welcome.

"The love expressed between women is particular and powerful, because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival."

Audre Lorde

About Virago

What is a *Virago*?

Virago is not a motorcycle, contrary to popular belief. Virago is a synonym for *amazon*, or *strong womyn*. By reclaiming names meant to deride us, we reclaim our power.

Virago at work

At present, I work as a physical terrorist (ooops, I meant therapist ) and am also a nationally certified athletic trainer. Having worked in the health care field for 18 years to pay the bills, I am still not sure what I want to do when I grow up (if I grow up!).

Virago at play

In what little time there is to play, I enjoy a variety of sports and volunteer for several community organizations; if I want a better world to live in, I need to do my part to make it happen. I have 4 *fur* kids, one of whom is a certified therapy dog. Photography is also a favorite activity (I would rather be behind the camera than in front of it). At some point, I may add a photo album at this site. In addition to all the above, I write for and serve as a member of the editorial staff of "Our Own Community Press".

"It was as if I had been sleeping all my life until that very instant when I reached out and she met me with her heart."

Cindy Madron

Virago on the Net

I am often in QWorld, where I visit and host in a chat room (Sapphos). At other times, I surf the Net looking for resources for the newspaper or my day job. Okay... sometimes I just play too.

Virago's Links

PFLAG a great resource for Parents, Families, and Friends of Gays and Lesbians

Human Rights Campaign

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time."

Marion Wright Edelman

QWorld - my home on the net.

Firefly's Homepage

Planet Bugzy


DIVA - Women with Attitude

Women Online Worldwide

Transformations - a place of recovery online

"Usually in the telling of what we have hidden, we discover that others have had experiences similar to our own, that we are not alone...that discovery is part of the healing, part of the recovery."

Judith McDaniel

"It is through generating stories of our own crisis and hope and telling them to one another that we light the path."

Rosemary Bradford Ruether

Bay Windows

Washington Blade

"The only thing they have to look forward to is hope...I hope for a better world, I hope for a better tomorrow...and you, and you, and you, you have to give people hope."

Harvey Milk


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Athena's Goddess of Wisdom Award
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This page was created 8-8-96; last updated 1/9/98 on a little Macintosh Powerbook190 and checked by a Big Macintosh Performa 6200