You can’t vote

It was just over 100 years ago that women were given the right to vote. When is the last time you voted? #neverforget

Hidden Figure No More

Mary W. Jackson was once a “hidden figure” at NASA. On Wednesday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced NASA’s Washington D.C. headquarters is now named after her. Most of us remember the 2016 Film “Hidden Figures” (adapted from Margo Lee Shetterley’s book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women MathematiciansContinue reading “Hidden Figure No More”

“The Air is the Only Place Free of Prejudices”

Bessie Coleman was a courageous pioneer in early aviation. A self made stunt pilot and aviatrix, she travelled twice to France to earn her wings and hone her craft, spending her lifetime inspiring others to challenge stereotypes and societal limitations.

Would you walk on the wing of a flying plane?

The turn of the 20th century was exciting and brilliant with the invention of the airplane.  The idea of flying had only been a dream for inventors and adventurists until December 1903, when three brave and visionary siblings launched their 20 foot by 20 foot spruce and ash built biplane into the sky at KillContinue reading “Would you walk on the wing of a flying plane?”

Interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard – Special Forces Operator and Founder of Operation Moxi

An unexpected response from a retired operator – gender diversity and what looks like- an interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard.

Could this be the person who inspired Indiana Jones? Hint: it’s not who you expect

Stuck inside on COVID19 quarantine?  Scared you might be a carrier and don’t know it yet?  Well, pop two Airbornes, wash your hands and sit down to read about one of the world’s most interesting people – Aloha Wanderwell. Aloha Wanderwell was born in Canada as Idris Galcia Hall in Oct 1906 to two BritishContinue reading “Could this be the person who inspired Indiana Jones? Hint: it’s not who you expect”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China: A pilot’s experience

If you have read the NYTimes.com recently, or any news outlet for that matter, you would think that China is doing nothing to stop the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak of 2020.  Over 2,000 people have died so far from the illness and more than 74k have been diagnosed, and nearly 150 million people in China alone, quarantinedContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China: A pilot’s experience”

Space at your fingertips

The Lagoon Nebula (photo credit: ESA/Hubble, http://www.spacetelescope.org) Space. I have been fascinated by it since I was 5 years old (maybe sooner, but that is my first memory). When I was in kindergarten, I wanted to be Neil Armstrong. By third grade, I was certain I would follow in the footsteps of Sally Ride andContinue reading “Space at your fingertips”

On Mentoring and Being Seen

The first class to graduate under the Artemis program includes (top row) Matthew Dominick of NASA, Kayla Barron of NASA, Warren Hoburg of NASA, and Joshua Kutryk of CSA, (middle row) Bob Hines of  NASA, Frank Rubio of NASA, Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons of CSA, Jasmin Moghbeli of NASA, and Jessica Watkins of NASA, (bottom row) RajaContinue reading “On Mentoring and Being Seen”

Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift

This isn’t going to be a piece tearing down a beautiful, successful and smart woman – not even close.  Taylor Swift is an luminious genius, and an outright superstar.  I love her music, I enjoy how brazen, powerful and autobiographical she can be while creating beats and melodies that energize us to dance.  She can speak toContinue reading “Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift”

🦅 Young Eagles 🦅

So very excited to receive this Experimental Aviation Association Young Eagle Kit! “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -Leonardo Davinci Come fly with us soon! ✈️ Stay tuned for more information about anContinue reading “🦅 Young Eagles 🦅”

EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019

The EAA Air Venture is coming soon! If you haven’t already heard about OshKosh, WI, Airventure is an event held annually for Aviation Enthusiasts nation wide! So many events are geared toward girls- from the Women in Aviation International‘s (WAI)  breakfast to the EAA GirlVenture camp. The push for more female aviators is big right now.Continue reading “EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019”

Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?

Defining women’s achievement in sports is like placing a governor on an engine.  The engine is restricted from producing max results- just as girls are restricted by being compared to boys – setting the expectation that girls will never be as athleticly competitive as boys. Exploring some history in sports may help explain this hypothesis.Continue reading “Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?”

The lack of Female Statues in the United States

Momentum is growing to increase the number of women statues that are present in the United States. Only 8% ( a generous estimation by Lilylines.com- some websites report as low as 4%) of statues are devoted to and built in the figures of actual American women pioneers. This is a shame, given that the UnitedContinue reading “The lack of Female Statues in the United States”

Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, this article came to mind.  Mary Katherine Goddard took advantage of an entrepreneurial moment by publishing the Declaration of Independence when others could not.  May she not be forgotten in history…   Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence #entrepreneur #UShistory #revolution