I love to write about fictional characters whose story challenges them to figure out what they are and who they can be. Real-life women of history inspire me.
Fifty years before women could vote, a woman ran for the top office in the land. The law didn’t allow her to vote, but there was no law against her running for President of the United States of America. An activist for women’s rights, Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927) the first female Presidential candidate spent election…… Continue reading The First Female Presidential Candidate Spent Election Day in Jail
Women of History are strong women who have marched before us. Patsy Takemoto Mink is one such woman. A political pioneer, Mink was the first woman of color elected to Congress. She was an ardent advocate for marginalized groups. She fought for equity, education, environmental causes, and social justice. Early Life Patsy Takemoto was born…… Continue reading First Woman of Color Elected to Congress
From last week’s strong Mohawk woman of the revolutionary war era we’re coming forward hundreds of years. This week’s Women’s History Month spotlight is on an inspiring woman in space and on the ground, Ellen Ochoa. Ms. Ochoa, a Hispanic-American Woman, made history in our lifetime. Engineer, inventor, astronaut, and administrator, she is a champion…… Continue reading An Inspiring Woman In Space And On The Ground
A spy, loyalist and diplomat, and a clan matron, Molly Brant straddled two worlds. She was an influential Mohawk woman during the Revolutionary War.