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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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A glimpse into the life of a daring war photographer. 

THE 36 HOURS before Dickey Chapelle leaped off a tower with the Screaming Eagles were terrifying. She was 41 years old and parachute jumping for the first time. But fear never lasted for the pioneering war correspon...

August 23, 2018

Gerty Theresa Cori -- the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Medicine and the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field -- was born on this day in 1896. In collaboration with her husband and lifelong research partner, Carl, Cori made numerous bre...


"A woman can be a leader! The Biligahna instilled that thinking that "Women are not suppose to lead" into our culture. We Diné are a matrilineal people, the Whites are a patrilineal race. Our first Leader was Asdzáá Náádleehé, she created six females of the orig...

I know, love and deeply respect this beautiful woman. She has so much love in her heart.  She is doing this not just for herself, but for all (and there are many) in her situation. She remains joyful, loving and upbeat throughout, with only kindness and caring offered....

Thank you for your brilliance.

 You were indeed the  Queen of Soul and will be missed.  Thanks for all you gave us!

August 17, 2018

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean--

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down --

who is g...

August 17, 2018

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, M.D.

The First Board-Certified Female Physician, of any Race, in the State of Alabama 
“In 1891 it was rare for any woman to become a board-certified physician, but when Halle Tanner Dillon passed the Alabama State Medical Examination, eve...

August 17, 2018


Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey -- the pharmacologist whose bold stance against inadequate drug testing saved countless newborns from the perils of thalidomide, a drug which caused severe birth defects in over 10,000 infants -- was born on this day in 1...

Chicago’s City Council officially renamed Congress Parkway to Ida B. Wells Drive Wednesday, making the prominent east-west artery the first downtown street named for a woman of color and honoring one of the city’s great activists.

An African-American journalist, Ida B....

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