A Crater on the Moon is Named After Her
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Life is meant to be lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those all too brief moments of relaxation. I am here to live my own life, and live it passionately. A Little HerStory serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.
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I heard a comment the other day that really shocked me. The person was saying that they did not like celebrating March as Women's History Month, or February as Black history month because she felt that it underscored the unusualness of women or blacks succeeding. I was shocked. I view both as the opportunity to highlight the many, many unknown, unsung, accomplishments of both women and blacks. The woman I share with you today, I had not heard of. That is really the whole p
To Teach Empathy
By ALEX BURNESS | email@example.com | The Denver Post January 25, 2020 Colorado’s oldest living Holocaust survivor will speak out “until the last of my breath” At 98 years old, Fanny Starr is working to help pass a bill in the Colorado legislature to require Holocaust and genocide education in schools Fanny Starr cuts off her own stream-of-consciousness recollection of the Holocaust to clutch a napkin and sigh deeply. “Memories,” she whispers after a beat. Starr, who ju
She Changed the Face of Medicine, and Women's Dress!
Mary Edwards Walker was for in Oswego, New York, on November 26, 1832. She was the daughter of Alvah and Vesta Walker and the youngest of seven children. She had five sisters and one brother. Alvah, her father, was a country doctor and a participant in many of the movements that thrived in upstate New York at the time. Her parents raised both their son and daughters in a shockingly progressive way that was revolutionary at the time. Perhaps it nontraditional parenting sty
Carry It On!
I'm sitting at the computer working, listening to this by Buffy. I thought I would share to go with the earlier post about her. CARRY IT ON!!
An Incredible Map for Hope
She grew up close to where I grew up. I knew so little about her. She has fascinated me with her grace and no nonsense approach to life. A friend attended classes with her in Amherst. She always spoke her truth and I loved that. Recently, I have discovered more her depth. She is a prolific song writer and so much of her work has been done by many popular artists. The fact that she was the artist who wrote the songs is often overlooked. I knew and admired her activism but n
Thank You Bonus
I am home for three days, uninterrupted and am thrilled. Getting caught up! I wanted to say thanks to those who stop in and read what I put here and sometimes offer feedback. I am very grateful. I hope your weekend is long and lovely as we contemplate the life, work and words of a visionary and wonderful man, Martin Luther King. May we live his dream, embracing it as our own, find kindness and love in our hearts and spread it liberally in the world. Let us raise our voices f
Meet the all Women Indigenous Fire Crew fighting to protect the sacred land, family and community in Australia, by Sue Smethhurst, photo by Jessica Shapiro appearing inThe Australian Women's Weekly Jan 2020. Charmaine Sellings keeps a close eye on inky clouds rolling around the horizon. "Just one crack of lightning on a stormy day could be disastrous," she says, looking across brittle paddocks sweeping up to the edge of the parched forest surrounding her community's 5000-hec
I saw some obscure mention of this woman and she caught my attention. I was unable to find much about her, but still think she needs to be remembered. The historical society in Nevada has a sketchy record of her life. Annie Lowry was born on November 13, 1866, somewhere near Lovelock, Nevada. Her mother was a Paiute Indian and her father was a white man who was often away from home for long periods of time. When he was at home he did not treat his wife well. During the time
There Comes a Day
stock photo There comes a day, somewhere in the middle of every woman’s life, when Mother Nature herself stands behind us and wraps her arms around our shoulders, whispering “It’s time.” “You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start growing wiser – and wilder. There are adventures still waiting on you and this time, you will enjoy them with the vision of wisdom and the companionship of hindsight, and you will really let go. It’s time t
Thoughts on A New Year, A New Decade
Wishing you a Happy New Year. Thank you for stopping by here today and over the past year. Your interest in this site inspires me to keep it going. May 2020 bring many blessings into your life. As we reflect on a new year and the beginning of a new decade, we have crossed that imaginary threshold into new time and space. How will we approach this new horizon? ToKoPa Turner suggest that we might not focus on "resolutions" but rather make a list of validations. Note all of
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