Marilee’s Blog

Surprise: Bipolar!

Mardi Gras and all that supports it is fascinating. It’s a big subject in my memoir and here it is again – 2020 Mardi Gras! However, one of my motivations in writing is to share my episodes with bipolar and the tension I experienced with mental illness and carnival customs. My first chapter opens with…

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Freedom v Shame

My last blog entry about women’s krewes and the Women’s Movement 1960s and 1970s left out my amazement and admiration for the marching dancers. Their stamina! Their fitness and musicality!  Girls and young women ages 10 and up run the gamut from wearing Peter Pan collar shirts with plaid skirts to marchers with tight, short…

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