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About stokesnet

Jeanette Stokes is a writer, artist, minister, and the Director of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, located in Durha

Making Valentines

This year, I’ve been obsessed with painting Valentines. I’ve made dozens of them in two sizes: 4.25″ x 5.5″ and tiny ones that are about 2.5″ x 3.5″. I had so much fun. Today we had a Valentines sale at … Continue reading

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Cut up your manuscript.

I’m working on a book about how I got to be a feminist in religion. It’s a memoir that examines some of the experiences and influences that have shaped me along the way. I’ve been working on this project for … Continue reading

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Summer Heat

The Weather in North Carolina has finally cooled off, but mid-July was a scorcher. When I walked outside last Sunday afternoon, it felt like I might be baked alive on the sidewalk. The thermometer said it was 100 degrees, much … Continue reading

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Duke Divinity School & Diversity

Duke Divinity School is in the news again. This time a conservative professor was critical of diversity training and urged his colleagues to stay away: ““Don’t lay waste your time by doing so. It’ll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there’ll … Continue reading

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Just Keep Going

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest book. Just Keep Going: Advice on Writing and Life by Jeanette Stokes (RCWMS, 2016) $20.00 (includes tax & shipping) “In this book you’ll find a wise guide, a skilled writer and … Continue reading

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My father was arrest in 1972

NYT reports today: “The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would effectively ban abortions by subjecting doctors who perform them to felony charges and revoking their medical licenses — the first legislation of its kind.” This is why … Continue reading

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Following a Female Line

Following a Female Line by Jeanette Stokes (Words & Spirit, 2015) Regular price $20.00 ISBN 978-0-9821848-7-5 Jeanette Stokes began to suspect that values she found wedged in her psyche were an unwitting inheritance from the women in her female line. How in … Continue reading

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