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

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”

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?”

This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani

A part of US history not often remembered this day in history – Hawaii’s first and last Queen was illegally arrested and held captive the rest of her life by the United States. Despite multiple attempts to convince American interests in the area that Hawaii was a sovereign nation (the first to have central powerContinue reading “This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani”

I wonder what 184 mph on a bike is like

Last month, Denise Mueller-Korenek, a 45-year-old American woman and mother of 3, rode a bicycle across the Utah desert at 183.9 mph.  And I thought flying that fast was pretty cool… I don’t know why this didn’t make bigger news – must have taken a lot of heart.  Way to go Denise!  #dreambig #bikelikecrazy #womeninhistory

Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement

    160 years ago today in 1948,  Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two abolitionists who met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, organize the first ever women’s rights convention at Wesylan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY.  Together, they led over 300 people on a two-day convention to discuss women’s rights andContinue reading “Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement”

Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty

  In what the west would recognize as 40 AD, Vietnam fell under the rule of a ruthless Chinese governor, To Dinh.  The Trung sisters were daughters of a wealthy military prefect, who enjoyed liberties and training that others did not.  Although the rest of the country suffered poverty and repression under the Chinese rule,Continue reading “Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty”