Bringing My Readers the Gift of Women's History Month

My personal blog has a very small reader-base as of now.  Most of my readers are close friends of mine.  I write a large majority of my posts directly for them.  This post is one of those instances.  I am quite certain that my female friends were as ignorant as myself over Women's History Month, so I took it upon myself to shed a little light on the subject and propose that they learn about and honor influential women of the past.  I included women who inspire me for a starting point for my readers! ...more

Reading Women's History

I've always been attracted to books about women. When I was a girl it was books about girls. When I was a teen it was books about other teens and women who had done great things. In university I found myself pulled to women's history of whatever era fit the class I was taking. After university it there was a lot of chick-lit. These days I just mash it all together. To me Women's History Month is the perfect excuse to indulge in fiction and nonfiction by and about women. ...more

It was part of a larger affair with other authors reading from their novels. Which reminds me, I ...more

Women's History Month # 11: A Brief and Checkered History of Women's Path to Parity, Our Power Leap Moment, and the Road Ahead

Each day during March, Women's History Month, I am posting an article on my website, I originally wrote today's Women's History Month post for the NOW New York newsletter. It was a tossup whether to place it in my Heartfeldt Politics blog or if I should put it into Courageous Leadership or Powered Women. ...more

From the classroom to the enviornment- Women's History Month

The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women throughout history.  It began in Europe in 1911 with one single day simply named, International Women's Day.  Eventually, here in the United States a day was expanded to a week and by 1987 the U.S. Congress issued a resolution to expand the week to a month.  Every year since, The U.S. ...more

It's a quiz for Women's History Month

No really good excuse for not being more on the ball with blogging about Women's History Month, but I've got lots of resources piling up and I'm trying to figure out some new ways to cover everything I want to on this blog in the ever shrinking amount of time it feels as though I don't have for writing. ...more

i agree - completely.  Going to put some thought into that.


Who's your favorite woman in education?

When Denise asked me to write about "great women in education" in honor of Women's History Month, I agreed immediately, but my excitement about the topic was quickly eclipsed by a creeping dread: How the heck should I distill all the great women in education globally into a 500- to 1,000-word post? ...more

Thank you for including Bell Hooks.   If you had not, then you would have heard me rant about ...more

They Had Moxy: Canadian Women in History

There is a saying in Canada that what we lack in history we make up in geography. I disagree. Canada really does have an interesting history, we just have a few presentation issues - mainly that textbooks and the educational system present things in such as way that makes watching paint dry seem exciting in comparison. And women in history? Pfft! Forget about it. It doesn't mean that they weren't there, oh yes indeed they were, but rather that the history of the frontier woman is less important than the history of say, the Fathers of Confederation. Have you heard of Jennie Trout? Nellie McClung? No? Well have a seat while I tell you about a few women with moxy. ...more

I truly enjoyed reading the history of Canadian Women. Sounds like this post could be listed on ...more

Women's History Month: Beyond Georgia O'Keeffe

March marks Women's History Month--the perfect time to brush up on your favorite artists and maybe a few more that never made it to your college textbooks way back when. Watching my nine year old take girl power as a matter of course, I'm all the more motivated to draw her attention to some of the unsung talents of our collective history along with some of the art icons of recent memory. ...more

I've been an admirer of her work and her life for such a long ...more

Women's History Month: Hidden Women in History

I was over at a friend's place for dinner last night and while I was there I raided her bookshelves. What was my booty? Three history books featuring women - some well known, some not. In non-fiction I do tend to veer towards history books about women and particularly those that have faded from the spotlight - assuming they were ever there in the first place. With it being Women's History Month it seems like a good time to shine some light on those women. ...more

I had come across a number of women who fit into that period (and WWI and WWII) but I was a bit ...more