Welcome to A Little HerStory

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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June 30, 2019

After a very steep learning curve and a not entirely pleasant experience with my publisher, I have cut all ties with them. Big thanks to all those near and dear who have supported me during this adventure. 

I am painfully aware that there are typo's in the book - part o...

June 27, 2019


In March 2016 it was announced that the al-Qarawiyin Library in Fez, Morocco, the oldest working library in the world, founded ed 859 CE, around the time early forms of algebra were being invented just to lend some perspective, would re-open after restoration. T...

June 23, 2019

Lavinia Dock was born on February 26, 1858 to an upper middle class family. She was one of six children and they lived comfortably, receiving a proper Victorian education in art, music, literature, and language. She knew at an early age that she wanted to become a nurs...

June 20, 2019

   Elizabeth Barker Johnson


During World War II, there was a significant shortage of soldiers who were able to manage the postal service for the U.S. Army overseas.  In 1944...

June 16, 2019

Martha Ellis Gellhorn was the only woman journalist who landed on the beach in Normandy during World War II. 

She was born on November 8, 1908, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of Edna Fischel Gellhorn, a suffragist and George Gellhorn who was a German born...

June 13, 2019

A big thank you to my friend, Karen Callahan, for introducing me to this amazing woman. 

Adeline Gray was the daughter of German immigrants, Martin and Pauline Gray, born in 1917 and raised in Oxford, Connecticut. Adeline had two brothers and two sisters. 

From a very yo...

June 9, 2019


Mary was born into a Quaker family on March 8th, 1856 in Richmond, Indiana.  She was the daughter of Jonathan Wright Plummer (a wholesale druggist) and Hannah Ann (Ballard) Plummer. Mary graduated from Friends Academy and studied for a year at Wellesley...

June 6, 2019

It was certainly not customary for women to accompany their husbands to construction sites during the nineteenth century, or to ever go to a construction site for that matter.  For one thing, their long skirts and multiple layers of petticoats would certainly get in th...

June 2, 2019


Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.

...For far too lon...

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