Women's History Month: Surrealist Painter Leonora Carrington

I didn't realize that surrealist painter Leonora Carrington died last year. I had no idea that she had lived so long — she was the ripe old age of 94. Carrington was one of the few women to be welcomed into the very male club that was the Surrealists. Her work always had a quirky, original, and feminine quality.She apparently tried to live a surreal life as well:...more
Excellent blog!more

March is Women's History Month — My Grandmother Gertrude

Original post on xoxoxo e...more

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S.A, Australia and UK. Canada celebrates women’s history in October. The key thing for me is not when it is recognized but that it is recognized at all. My goal is to share with you why this history matters....more

Alice Paul's Equal Rights Amendment Back at the Plow

Yesterday, March 22, was World Water Day. That got a modicum of press. But did you know it was also the 39th anniversary of the date on which Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passed out of the U. S. Congress and was sent to the states to be ratified? Probably not. And yet, if there is a resource women need as much as clean water, it must be the guarantee of equality under the law. ...more

There are laws already enacted to protect against discrimination. If a new attempt to pass ERA ...more

How Suburban Ohio Councilwoman Miesha Headen Got Elected

I still laugh when I think about how Miesha Wilson Headen, then a first-time candidate for and now an elected Richmond Heights councilwoman, and I met nearly two years. Although she approached me first to ask if I was who she thought I was, she is the one whom we should be approaching and listening to. ...more

My Gathering of Women

I have a photo of Eleanor Roosevelt on my home office wall that my sister gave me. Eleanor peers down at me through her glasses and inside the frame I’ve attached the Eleanor quote: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”I am surrounded by women. I have postcard images of Toni Morrison, Amelia Earhart and Katharine Hepburn being Rosie in The African Queen. I have a Frieda Kahlo light switch. A souvenir Hillary for President bumper sticker....more

A Month of Awesome Women: Amelia Earhart

As someone who works in educational publishing, it's often my job to find a historical figure that will impress the kiddos. Most kiddos? They find history to be snoreboring. And I often agree with them. I had to read a book the other day for work that was about various presidents, and I found myself needing way more Diet Dew than necessary. But there is one woman I can always turn to for inspiration, excitement, and pure awe: Amelia Earhart. ...more

Patty Wagstaff is an aerobatic flyer extraordinaire and deserves to be on the amazing women list ...more

Women's History Month Spotlight: Dr. Mae Jemison

"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination,never limit others because of your own limited imagination."Mae Jemison, astronaut Every March we celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout American history. One of these women is the first African-American woman to travel in space, Dr. Mae Jemison. She went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama....more

Paying Homage to a Childfree Woman in History Who Invented a Type of Art

With this month being Women's History month, there are many childfree women of history we can pay homage to....more

What Do Academy Awards Have to Do With Women's History Month?

No, I’m not talking about Melissa Leo’s use of that other-than-feminism “f-bomb” Sunday night. I want to compare two of this year’s Oscar winners and how they illustrate the way women’s history is told -- or not. ...more

Gloria--love the post and I am a big fan. Even met you years ago as a speaker at a Planned ...more