I’m hysperia.  The name appears nowhere on the blog since I changed templates – it used to show up on the posts.  Oh well.

This is a blog of words, pictures, films …   poetry, photographs, prose and politics.  Written by me at some point, often written by others and pointed to here.  I’m a born and bred in Toronto girl (“girl” in the colloquial sense) so you’ll find Canadiana, but also Americana and Internationale.

Once a lawyer, once a law prof, now a poet and a Feminist for forty years – it’s my feminanniversary!  Forty years ago I joined the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (yes, W.I.T.C.H.) and I’m surprised we weren’t all burned at the stake.  I’d be subject to rendition today if I were a member of such an organization!  So don’t tell …

 W.I.T.C.H. was a group of socialist feminists and that’s what I am today, though W.I.T.C.H. is long gone.  Call me a dinosaur feminist then …

Positive comments are welcome.  Criticism is fine and also welcomed, when offered in a positive spirit.  In other words, if you make me feel bad, I will delete and only I know for sure what makes me feel bad.  But if you read my blog, you should be able to figure it out.  Be nice to anyone else you should meet here too.


mi·ra·bi·le dic·tu [ mi rbilee dík t ]
expression of wonder: used to introduce the announcement of something the speaker, genuinely or ironically, considers to be amazing
[< Latin, “amazing to relate”]


You can reach me at wmiyd@hotmail.com

The quote that sums up a big part of me and that has now abided with me for quite a long time so that I can attest to its flexibility and resilience:

“To each according to her ability, from each according to her need.”   Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme, 1875

21 thoughts on “About

  1. no comment … just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog! It seems that every time I read a striking blog post, it’s one of yours. So I came to this page to find out more about you and now that i’ve read your little blurb i think you’re even cooler.

    Thanks for all of this, it is deeply appreciated.


  2. Thanks! Love your stuff! Its the stuff that got me in trouble in grad school because I dared to suggest that gender matters, that food is political and that I won’t shut up. Keep it up.

  3. Just checking in–in my wonted way, looking to see what’s new in your art and poetry departments. That poem by Louise Bogan–can anything be better line by line, not a line wasted? Be well, Elizabeth, and keep it touch.

  4. I just saw a comment you wrote on “Synchronicity: New Age Fantasy or Face of the Future?” back in 2008. I was also searching for a definition of the word uncanny and ended up on the same site – how uncanny! I’m also in Toronto, and so I thought I just had to write here. Great work that you do!

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