Clara Jane Hogan

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tributes |


A Community Project to honour women who have enriched our lives

The Ban Righ Centre supports mature women who are starting or returning to education at Queen’s University. In taking this significant step, these women found role models, advocates and inspiration in other women. Then, as they engage in their studies and in their activities beyond Queen’s with friends, family, peers and colleagues, these students effect continual and positive change, extending the reach of their mentors and the Ban Righ Centre. Through “Who Is She?” we honour women who make a difference.

Clara Jane Hogan

Honoured by: Lori Rand

Clara is my 8 month old daughter. While many women have shared great wisdoms with me through my life, Clara is already sharing hers. She has taught me a life of love, joy, patience and flexibility. Clara indiscriminately shares her happiness with anyone in her presence, a lesson we can all use. Her curiosity and interaction with the world are innocent and honest. Our days together teach me about simple play, gentle touch and authentic emotions. She has taught me how to have a guilt free nap, take better care of my body, and spend my time doing things that matter. From Clara, I learn that plans don’t always stay the same, that housework will get done another day, and that family is the most important thing. Clara is teaching me about my capacity to love purely, unconditionally and unselfishly. She has given me the opportunity to embark on the most powerful journey of my life: motherhood. She is Clara Jane Rand Hogan.

~ Lori Rand