Ten Questions with Caroline Biggs

{This month features pioneering attorney and politician, Sissy Farenthold.  The first official female Vice-Presidential Candidate for the United States and notably included on President Nixon’s Enemies List—Ms. Farenthold is a renowned feminist-icon, educator, and heroine of the Second Wave Movement. }

  1. Describe yourself in one word.

Remote.

  1. To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

Surviving.

  1. What or whom has been your greatest source of inspiration?

Pain. 

  1. What quality in others do you find the most admirable?

Forgiveness.

  1. What quality in others do you find the most deplorable?

Unwillingness to forgive.

  1. What is your favorite text?

Cry, the Beloved Country [by Alan Paton].

  1. If you could spend one day in history, when and where would it be?

. . . with Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

  1. Finish the thought: “Feminism is . . .”

Equality.

  1. What is something about you others would be surprised to know?

Suppressed gaiety.

  1.  What are your words to live by?

Hope.

{photo courtesy of texaslegacy.org}

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