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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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February 28, 2019

Maggie Lena Mitchell was born on July 15, 1864, on the Van Lew Estate in Richmond, Virginia, just before the end of the Civil War. Scholars believed that her birth year was 1867, until in 2009 documentation was found to the contrary, Census information, as well as a di...

February 24, 2019

Jewel S. Lafontant-Mankarious was born as Jewel Carter Stradford, on April 28th 1922, in Chicago, into a very interesting family of class and achievement.  Her father was a noted attorney, C. Francis Stradford who was the co-founder of the National Bar Association and...


Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal stands in front of a U-2 Feb. 9,        2015, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Tengesdal is the             only black female U-2 pilot in history. Tengesdal is the           9th Reconnaissance Wing inspector general and a U-2...

Emily Greene Balch was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts on January 8th, 1867. Hers was a prosperous family. Her father was a successful attorney and had been secretary to the United States, Senator Charles Sumner. As a young girl, she attended private schools and w...

February 14, 2019

I do not know who to credit for this photo...but it says so much to me.  Wishing all a Happy Valentines Day. Despite the commercial aspects, it is a really good time to take stock, feel and share the love! 


Kris Machnick is not going to let a little thing like a birthday stand in the way of her goals. She celebrated her most recent lap around the sun by training hard at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz, California, an integral part of her preparation—which...

I have been mourning the loss of this amazing woman, reading her volumes and treasuring her anew. When I saw this article I knew I wanted to share it here. It is no small wonder we wanted to hear what she had to say! 

“The utmost of ambition,” Robert Frost once wrote, “...

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