Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the Mother of Madness

Written By: Gillianne Ross Illustrations by: Grace Monahan “There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Way back, a little more than one hundred years ago, before women had the vote, female power was the “ultimate threat” to society. However,…

Jehovah’s Witnesses Christmas

Written by Gillianne Ross I am going to paint you a picture. It’s winter break, and there is actual snow because global warming hasn’t come to devour us yet in 2009. It’s the first Sunday of break, and there’s so many possibilities; friends to play with, homework to blow off, cookies to devour, and cats…

The “Scentsation” of Patricia

Written by Gillianne Ross I started working at Yankee Candle in the summer of 2016. Not long after I started, I was introduced to a regular customer—who for a good ten months, was nameless. In the spirit of the sense of humor we all had at Yankee Candle, we came up with the endearing nickname:…

Porch Stories

Written by Gillianne Ross As a child, I actively sought out stories. I was a walking request of “can you tell me a story” and “what happened next?” Through the various events narrated to me over my childhood, a wide focusing image of 1990’s Burlington was etched into my mind. That image was the front…