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I'm 87. What motivated me to start writing in the 60's was anger at the general sexist attitude and limited opportunities for women. The expected role for a woman was to marry, have children, cook and clean house: or, she was labeled as either a bad, good girl or a good, bad girl. Double standards ruled. Since I was married with two children and worked with my husband as his partner, writing time was limited. I found poetry, which I considered a short-hand of prose the best way to express myself. Evening courses with Irving Layton at Concordia honed my craft.