Betty's Memoir

Posted on the Jun 21, 2007 by Betty Dodson
The action began not long after the Goddess Elevation party that was held in my honor in March of 2007. A Tibetan prophesy claimed that when a Buddhist priestess turned 77 in a year ending in seven,...
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Posted on the Apr 30, 2007 by Betty Dodson
In the late sixties, Germaine Greer became one of my feminist heroes when I first read her article, "Lady, Love Your Cunt" in Suck, Europe's sex magazine. Then again in 1970 with her book, The Female...
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Posted on the Mar 31, 2007 by Betty Dodson
In 2005, I attended a fund raising dinner for the National Council Against Censorship at the Rubin Museum with my colleague and dear friend Dr. Leonore Tiefer. At the time there was an exhibition of...
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Posted on the Jan 01, 2006 by Betty Dodson
The personal is still political and politics can get damn personal. This past year has been the worst of times and the best of times, a combination of challenges, failures and successes. Politically...
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Posted on the Aug 31, 2005 by Betty Dodson
Over the past several years I've had the occasional longing to stand in front of a blank canvas again. What kind of painting would I turn out after walking away from my art studio thirty-five years...
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Posted on the Jan 01, 2005 by Betty Dodson
I'm especially grateful for every precious bit of life I've enjoyed these past 12 months amidst the insanity of war and human suffering around the world. In the process of counting my blessings, I...
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Posted on the Jan 22, 2004 by Betty Dodson
In 1974 I called Mother on her 75th birthday and asked how she felt after having lived three quarters of a century- quite an accomplishment, to say the least."Well, Betty Ann, I feel no different...
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Posted on the Jan 01, 2004 by Betty Dodson
This past year was filled with successes, a few failures, many joys and also sorrow. I have a good relationship with death as a natural part of life, but there are many difficult adjustments to make...
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Posted on the Jan 01, 2003 by Betty Dodson
As this year comes to an end, I'll miss writing 2002 at the top of each phone log page -- nothing quite as calming as formal balance with a 2 on both ends of 00. Except for politics, 2002 was a...
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Posted on the Mar 24, 1999 by Betty Dodson
My sexual evolution has been an integral part of my spiritual growth. Once I understood that masturbation was a meditation on selflove, my sexuality and spirituality grew closer together. When I...
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Posted on the Dec 08, 1998 by Betty Dodson
The following is an edited transcript from a talk Betty gave at The Society for Human Sexuality: Dr. Beverly Whipple: Now we're going to look at women's orgasms over the past 30 years with the expert...
Posted on the Apr 11, 1998 by Betty Dodson
It had been a little more than a year since my hip replacement surgery, and now that I could walk again pain free, I'd been making up for lost time working hard and having fun. When Annie Sprinkle...
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Posted on the Jan 01, 1998 by Betty Dodson
As an apolitical artist who never paid any attention to the workings of government, I naively declared myself a "radical feminist" in the early seventies and began writing a sexual manifesto. It...
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