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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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September 29, 2019

"A moral wrong upon our Government! It took hold of me." 

Mary Bonney was the fourth of six chidden born to a devoted Baptist family in Hamilton, New York, on June 8, 1816. Her Father was a farmer in good circumstances, said to be a man of integrity, sound judgement and...

September 26, 2019

Gretta Thunberg, the amazing sixteen year old activist from Sweden, is in the forefront of much of today’s news.  Rightly so, she is a great force and gives me hope!  However, there are other young people who are tirelessly fighting to save our planet who don’t seem to...

September 22, 2019

"Materialism does not produce happiness," Mrs. Nearing told those who came to tour her Forest Farm and marvel that, in an age of mass communications, she still made do without radio or television.

Helen Knothe Nearing was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on February 23, 1...

September 19, 2019

“We had the right to vote as American citizens. We didn’t have to be granted it by some bunch of guys…” 

We lost a brilliant reporter and amazing woman on September 17th, 2019.

I have always admired Cokie Roberts greatly. I thought she was brilliant, funny, crisp, clear,...

September 15, 2019

Recently I watched a film, An Ordinary Hero.  It was a good film and documented some of the unrest and violence in the south during the fight for Civil Rights.  I learned about a woman, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider,  and I greatly admire her. Her story ne...

September 12, 2019

Information gathered from: The Times of London, The Guardian, BBC News and  Yachting Monthly. 

When I saw mention of this woman, and her astonishing feat, I knew I had to know more about her.  She sailed around the world, non stop, unassisted, a...

September 8, 2019

From Silver Disobedience by Dian Grisel 

Here’s something few will tell  about finding personal peace. It is what I know to be true about the elusive “zen” so often spoken about. So, this is worth a slow read.

Peace is not something external. It is not granted to us or w...

September 5, 2019

Mary Moody Emerson was born on August 23, 1774, on the eve of the American Revolution, in Concord, Massachusetts,  the fourth child of Phebe Bliss and the Reverend William Emerson.  Both Phebe and William were very spiritual and came to America for religious freedom. I...

September 1, 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...

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