Her poetry spoke about the complexities of life, love, and death. She was the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Childhood in America during the mid-1800s was difficult and often not survived. We are lucky Jane Addams, self-described ugly duckling, survived hers.
Born a poor, black woman, society told Bessie Coleman, no you can’t, over and over. She didn’t accept that answer.
Over time, history changes from unknown to known. Why? Time blurs memories, newspapers sensationalize stories, and sometimes the facts are blurry. And so it is with the story of the first female in US law enforcement, Undersheriff, Constance Kopp.
When her plans for life crashed, Frida Kahlo tapped into her creative side. She used art as therapy and became one of the most well-known artists of the 20th century.