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

Women's History Month

While researching the Mad About March post I found the National Women’s History Project site. On this site I found biographies of great women who’ve contributed to history and the advances women have made....more

(VIDEOS) The Pence Amendment and Planned Parenthood: Do More Than Sign a Petition

You might feel outnumbered (though you are actually in the majority), or that you don’t have the money or mainstream media access to be effective. So you must use what you've got, and believe me when I tell you that the resources you need are always there if you can see them and have the courage to use them. ...more
@NewWomanOrder "New Woman Order" really? I mean its a clever take on the NWO but. is that what ...more

Women's History Month: Women of Haiti Walk On Fire

When I was thinking about Women's History Month this year, my mind kept going back to Haiti. I felt a strong need to dig into the history of the women of Haiti. As I searched for books, I kept coming back to one anthology -- Walking on Fire: Stories of Survival and Resistance. ...more

Everyday Women, Unsung Heroes: This Is My Story -- What Is Yours?

It’s March and that means it’s Women’s History Month. In schools across the country, children will be learning about Sacagawea and Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth and the myriad other famous women who are lauded for their role in changing the course of history. They won’t, however, be reading about the everyday woman. The woman who cares for her children, works to support her family, volunteers in her community. The woman who is the backbone of this country and most others around the world. They will not be reading about my grandmother, Jeanette Stromberg. ...more

your mother was. To see that work of art and still be willing to call it like it was: a failed ...more