Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can't Burqa This

One of the blogs I read periodically is written by the ever-cool Ricë Freeman-Zachery. Today's treat is a video by 90-year-old Ilona Royce Smithkin. Here is a fascinating woman doing things her way.

This makes me think of those ban the burqa debates I have been watching on YouTube (along with the videos of the atheist hotties). I won't state my opinion on this debate in this post. I do have opinions. They have wavered. They have been been becoming more concrete. This video helps to solidify my beliefs further.

I will strive to become more like her as I age, and believe in the rights of all women to do the same.


  1. love her comment..i can't buy green bananas anymore :)

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  3. Hey Mad Men Girl,

    Hope you walk into a door instead. Hope you do get on that show and your little part is to walk into a door. And it requires several takes. And it actually gets aired and I get to see it. And I get to record it and watch you walk into that door over and over and over.

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  4. love her! I find myself getting a bit more free as I age too. It's the only good thing about it, don't you think?
    I love that advancedstyle site too.

  5. You just put the biggest smile on my face my friend. I just read your comment above to Mad Men Girl and instead of deleting her comment like I would have, you socked it to her....bravo!!

    I am very impressed when someone stands up for what they believe in and expresses it well like Ilona Royce Smithkin did in this video. A very colourful lady in more ways than one.

    Also thanks so much for adding such an interesting comment to my latest post. I agree with alot of what you wrote about free will but I also like to have a open mind that maybe other factors could affect this life here on earth. I am a believer in reincarnation, hence some lessons have to be learnt over and over before we finally can move on to another level.

    You asked about any books I would recommend to read....just one at the moment. "Eat,Pray,Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. I loved the journey she took me on.

    Take care
    Peggy xxxxx

  6. Oh I just love her and all the feisty and fabulous women from the Advanced Style blog. Great attitude and great inspiration!