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Women's History Month | Women's History Month

aberjhani's picture
Mar.14.2011
As close to a million or more people pour into Savannah, Georgia, for the March 17 St. Patrick's Day Parade and associated festivities a number of them will also take time to visit the childhood home of America's iconic author, Flannery O'Connor, at 207 E. Charlton Street near Lafayette Square....
sean-fitz-gerald's picture
Mar.14.2011
For Women's History Month, I thought I would share--with Red Room--the most inspirational woman that has touched my life.  I have not had the privilege of actually meeting Alice Herz-Sommer, but reading/learning about her struggle has been intense nonetheless. Here is a website that gives some...
red-room-well-red's picture
Mar.13.2011
Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. The day builds from International Women's Day, which was first...
kate-clinton's picture
Mar.12.2011
What an interesting Women's History Month. They must have hired a new publicist. It's as if Mad Men's plucky Peggy Olsen took over the account and decided to shake things up.  I don't know how the new branding will play out, but heck, at this point in the war on women, give it a whirl, girl.    No...
sheila-isenberg's picture
Mar.10.2011
(Originally published at New York Women in Communications' website for Women's History Month.) When Helen Muriel Morris entered the world on November 23, 1901, her hometown of Chicago was, along with the rest of America, on the cusp of a new century and a new world. No one in the Morris mansion...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.09.2011
Well, while many women throughout history have inspired me to succeed in life, one stands out. She was well-known in her time, but over the years, her name has sadly faded away. I'm talking about Maria Deraismes. This lady lived in Paris during the mid- to late 1800s and was a feminist writer and...
joan-cartwright's picture
Mar.09.2011
For 14 years, I've collected data about women musicians, particularly those in blues and jazz in America. I received several grants from my county school board to present the story of Amazing Musicwomen and over 8,000 children in Florida, China and Japan have benefitted from this presentation. See...
ron-lavalette's picture
Mar.09.2011
Although she was not very famous (not famous at all, actually) I'd like to say a quick word about my mother, who gave me the second-best piece of advice I ever got.  It happened like this:  One afternoon, after I did or said something completely bone-headed (I can't recall exactly what, now) my...
red-room-well-red's picture
Mar.04.2011
Women’s History Month was enacted in the U.S. in 1987, inspired by International Women’s Day, which has been celebrated worldwide since 1911. In recognition, please write about a well-known woman whose example of courage, creativity, or compassion has led you to achieve great things. Please tag...
rebecca-wells's picture
Mar.02.2011
My heroine is Flannery O'Connor. Not just because she is one of the finest writers from my Southern homeland, but because she became a kind of patron saint for me in a sisterhood of suffering while I was writing my previous two novels, Ya-Yas in Bloom and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder ...