Millicent lives in Oakland and is working on a Ph.D on John Milton and neuroscience at UC Berkeley. And writes stories and novels and blog posts.
Carla Fran lives in Los Angeles and teaches nerds. She believes in polypragomasune (spectacular restless energy), and is trying to remember what it sounds like.
They both occasionally blog for Ms. Magazine, The Hairpin and The Awl.
- Once upon a time they lived in a hot wet city in the South in a house that was haunted.
- They battled cockroaches.
- After this, one started an online magazine.
- Before this, one worked as a frog surgeon.
- Neither knits.
- Both read. A lot.
- One helps women give birth; the other has watched.
- Both wear wigs.
- They write chunks of movies.
- They know that the right kind of flower helps a room.
- The same is true of television.
- And sequins.
- Or tea. And beer.
- And you.
dame [deym] noun
1. (initial capital letter) (in Britain) a. the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.
b. the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.
2. (formerly) a form of address to any woman of rank or authority.
3. a matronly woman of advanced age; matron.
4. Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a woman; female.
5. Ecclesiastical. a title of a nun in certain orders.
6. a mistress of a dame-school.
7. Archaic. the mistress of a household.
8. Archaic. a woman of rank or authority, esp. a female ruler.
[Origin: 1175–1225; ME < OF < L domina, fem. of dominus lord, master]