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a Legacy of Grace

About this Site

This Web site reflects one man's attempt to honor the strong, inspirational, and hugely important women role models that have helped shape his anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-classist, pro-feminist, male identity. The site was created in December, 2000, as a gift for my mother, Lynn Gorski, and a tribute to Grace Evans, Wilma Markley, Lynn Gorski, and Sonya Rissmiller, my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and sister, respectively.

With every generation, the women in this genetic line have faced, conquered, and overcome the challenges of their day to succeed in new and important ways. My great-grandmother overcame serious childhood illness and spent 40 widowed years being a role model for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. My grandmother overcame the challenge of an alcoholic husband, raising six children and starting a nursing career at age 50. My mother, the strongest woman I know, conquered sexism in the workplace by earning the highest possible designation for a civilian working in the government while earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, running marathons, and volunteering in a tutoring program for disadvantaged youth. My sister, the most complete person I know, was a star athlete and academic as well as a homecoming queen and worked inspirationally hard to achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a doctor. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have such incredible women role models in my life, and this is only a small token to express my appreciation to them.

This site is especially dedicated to my great-grandmother, Grace Evans, who died on April 29, 2001, a 97 year-old matriarch of the extended family. Great Grandma Grace, through kindness, goodness, intelligence, and a spiritual nature, has inspired four generations, and her legacy, along with those of Wilma Markley, Lynn Gorski, and Sonya Rissmiller, will undoubtedly inspire generations to come.

Created with Love and Inspiration by
Paul Cameron Gorski