1) Everyday Heroine. She is a Chicago woman in whose face and body I saw the elegant strength of someone weathered and determined.
2) Sofia. She looks to me as if she may have gathered her wisdom through many lives.
3) The Good Maenad. A maenad was a woman who, in the 5th century BCE, broke out of the Greek equivalent of a Harem lockup--called the Gyneceum--and ran for the hills.