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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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July 28, 2019

At the age of 9, she was playing Beatles covers at local bars and busking with her guitar teacher. At the age of 14, she was writing her own songs.  She played them at bars and coffee houses throughout her teen years. She lived by herself after moving out of her mother...

July 25, 2019

Augusta Christine Fells Savage was born on February 29, 1892, in Cove Springs Florida.  Her mother was Cornelia Murphy and her father, Edward Fells, was a poor Methodist minister.  Augusta began to make figures out of the red clay that was plentiful in her backyard.  S...

July 21, 2019

   

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Her love of motorcycles began when she was just a teenager, probably like many of us.   “A lot of my friends had one, and I didn’t want to be the person left out,” she said. “I ended up buying one of my buddies' old moto...

July 18, 2019

Sources:  Grand Forks Herald, UND Today, Billings Gazette

“Women can’t be in the military,” she remembered her high school classmate teasing. She took that as a dare. The next day she signed up for the Guard. Her mother had to approve the paperwork since she was only 17...

July 14, 2019

       

Children should be seen and not heard. This was a common belief of her time, but one strongly rejected by Lucy Sprague Mitchell. Growing up in a well-to-do family, where children's days were rigidly "scheduled" and expectations of her were high, y...

July 11, 2019

Women and Bicycles!  I had never thought of bicycles in this way until I read an article in the Atlantic.  I found it fascinating.  I know that as a child my bicycle was my ticket to wonder and freedom, but as far back at the 1800’s women found  them liberating and a “...

July 7, 2019

Author: Megan Yoder Published: 7:05 PM CDT June 9, 2019 Updated: 7:05 PM CDT June 9, 2019

Jacqueline thought she was too old to become a firefighter. People questioned Jalisa because she’s a woman. So they trained together to beat the odds.

    

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July 4, 2019

Inspired by a Women You Should Know article from 2016.  

Glenna Maxey Goodacre (born August 28, 1939 in Lubbock, Texas) is a sculptor best known for having designed the obverse of the Sacagawea dollar that entered circulation in the United States in 2000, and the V...

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