International Women’s Day 2020

How can we honor International Women’s Day with the Afghani women? I can say to the Bosnian, Serb, Croat women, ‘Ma sretna ti zena’, as well as to the Eastern European women.

How can we honor International Women’s Day to the Syrian, Iranian, Turkish, Arab and African women that will let them know I have worked […read more]

2020-03-09T22:41:25-07:00March 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The Cultural Lens of Genomics & Genocides to Gynocides

We know more than we can tell South Slavic Women Balkan War Crimes & War Survivors & WWII Holocaust

A span of sixteen years in working with the trauma survivors from Novi Travnik, Bosnia treating trauma
from a forensic psychobiological and oral memory traditions approach investigates the survivors’
mastery of socially learned information and skills (culture). Large […read more]

2020-01-25T10:04:15-08:00January 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Maternal Fright

Look at the faces of mothers- you will see Maternal Fright. Balkan War 1991-94

Maternal Fright and the epigenetics: how we live through the choices we make and daily life is influenced by the catastrophic violence women continue to face. My work with South Slavic women over a ten-year period investigated the devastating impacts of war […read more]

2020-03-10T11:58:54-07:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Maternal Fright and South Slavic Oral Memory Traditions: Biosemiotics, Epigenetics, and Somatic Psychobiology Healing Practices

Abstract: The Slavic term “maternal fright” is carved from chronic wars and violence towards women and is a form of transgenerational trauma. The forgotten conflict, the Balkan War of 1991-95 in the former Yugoslav region, resulted in South Slavic female survivors in the aftermath of war utilizing extensive cultural practices including oral memory traditions […read more]

2020-01-22T22:28:40-08:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments



Tracing the Phenomenology of South Slavic Landscape and Body Movements inter- related to Laban Notation System

By Danica Anderson

The origins of the kolo, a South Slavic round dance or to be in a circle (Hubbs, 1993) are Mesolithic intangible heritage. Surviving exploitation as touristic […read more]

2017-04-08T18:39:20-07:00April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Why Soldiers Rape By Helen Benedict, In These Times

Why Soldiers Rape 

By Helen Benedict, In These Times
Printed September 13, 2008
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from “<>The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq,” to be published by Beacon Press in April 2009.

An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at […read more]

2020-01-23T22:46:59-08:00September 13th, 2008|0 Comments