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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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Jacinda Arden and Nancy Pelosi and the power of female grace. 

It has been another bad inning for male leadership. Besides the hourly flatulence of Trumpian twitterings and the addition of Brazil’s Bolsonaro to the confederacy of bullyboy power, we have been treated to...

March 28, 2019

Dorothy Irene Height was born on March 24th, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia. She was the daughter of a building contractor and a nurse. When she was five years old, her family moved to Rankin, Pennsylvania where she excelled as a student while attending racially integrated...

A'Lelia's great, great, grandmother is highlighted in my book, "They Persisted." A'Lelia's book, "On Her Own Ground:" is a rich and complete look at the life of Madam C.J. Walker, a well researched and beautifully written work. It is poignant look at Black history in t...

March 21, 2019

Juliette Gordon was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1860. She was the second of six children and nicknamed “Daisy.” Her father, William Washington Gordon II,  was a cotton broker. Her mother, Nellie Kinzie, was a writer whose family actually played a role in the founding...

March 17, 2019

It has recently been noted that my pages do not reflect “the most important job in the world, motherhood.”  I totally agree, that it is the most important job in the world, yet it is often the only way women are portrayed.  I am a mother or three beautiful sons, and it...

March 15, 2019

Alice Stebbins Wells was born in Manhattan, Kansas, in 1873. She was the daughter of well-educated parents, both of whom attended Oberlin College. After her birth, the family moved to Hiawatha, Kansas (about 70 miles north of Topeka), where her father started a local n...

March 13, 2019

          

I participated in a powerful gathering on Saturday evening, March 9th. What shall I call it?  A remembrance?  Perhaps.  It marked 600 days in sanctuary for Rosa Sabido.  Maybe it was a celebration?  A celebration of the indomitable sp...

March 10, 2019

The year was 1978 and Annie Griffiths, at the age of 25, had just landed a job at National Geographic.

She was one of the first women to be hired as a photographer by the magazine, and also the youngest. At that time, she had never been outside of the United States, but...

March 8, 2019

In my humble opinion, every day is the day of the woman!  However, I do love that we do have one day set aside to acknowledge, honor and celebrate women.  For too long we have gone largely unnoticed, or noticed for all the wrong reasons, objectified,  and uncelebrated!...

March 7, 2019

Tomorrow is International Day of the Woman. This felt right to celebrate women everywhere. 

Here’s to the gritty, truth-seeking goddesses who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

Here’s to the brave, badass females who have blasted through a nightmare of shit to be st...

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