Dorothy F. Bailey, a renaissance woman in her own right, brings to light the wisdom, beauty, strength and courage of women she refers to as wisdom carriers.
As she approached her 70th year of life, Bailey’s plan was to find women born in or before 1940, talk with them, listen to them and use their wisdom as a guide to the silver years of her life. She talked with mothers and sisters and grandmothers, daughters and aunts. She spoke with teachers and the undereducated, judges and some who struggled, and each had their story to tell.
Bailey was so enlightened and moved by their radiance that she brought in photographers to capture the beauty of aging and took out her notebook to share the insight of these wise women—these wisdom carriers—with the world.
Their stories are passionate, as is Dorothy Bailey, a woman who long ago chose not to keep still but to encourage others to walk in their purpose. “I believe God has a plan for me,” Ms. Bailey once told The Gazette newspaper, “I want to be all used up when I die.