Josephine Baker – French Revolution, WWII and Civil Rights hero

Every day amazing stories about women like Josephine Baker appear in my searches for inspiration. She started out as an entertainer in France, was the most photographed woman in the world, fought in two wars and ended up as a leader in the US Civil Rights movement. Thought I would share her story unique story …

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Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”

  Perhaps you didn't know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed "The Russian Blonde in Space"... even though she wasn't even blonde. Despite how "modern" we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping and …

Autumn Equinox and the Goddess — witchlike

It is time to think of the fall equinox Persephone has descended back to Hades and Lilith influences our emotions again... Today we see an equality of day and night, yet soon the darkness will overtake us. The earth tilts. Persephone descends to the underworld once again, leaving dead crops and barren fields. This is …

Clara Barton- Fearless Warrior and Angel of the Battlefield

It was this day in history that Clara Barton left her post at the US patent office to join the ranks of the Union Army on the Antietam Battlefield. Her efforts and courage would eventually lead her to establish the United States Red Cross. One of Clara's observations about war and women was that if …

Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger

When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized.  She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she had …

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 and …