Fearless Females: Estelle Massey Osborne

May 6, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

In honor of Nurses Week (May 6-12), this month we’ll learn the amazing story of Estelle Massey Osborne, who fought against racial discrimination in nursing. The Rory Meyers College of Nursing at NYU says of her: “Few Americans helped to change the face of nursing in the 20th-century more than Estelle Massey Osborne.” Estelle Massey […]

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Fearless Females: Susan Elizabeth Tracy and Eleanor Clark

May 2, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Well, I totally forgot to post this in April. At least I’m only two days late… April is National Occupational Therapy Month. There is an old saying that goes something like, “if you want something done right, ask a woman.” That is exactly how occupational therapy (OT) got its start. In the early 1900s, two […]

Fearless Females: Dr. Gladys West

February 22, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Next time you fire up Google Maps or ask your GPS how to get somewhere, say a word of thanks to Dr. Gladys West. Without her, we’d all still be using paper maps to find our way around. Gladys Brown was born in Sutherland, Virginia, in 1930 to Nolan and Macy Brown, field and tobacco […]

Fearless Females: Mary Katherine Goddard

January 25, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Did you know that a woman signed the Declaration of Independence? Yes, you read that right. Mary Katherine Goddard’s name appears beneath those of our Founding Fathers. Mary Katherine was born in New London, Connecticut, on June 16, 1738, to Dr. Giles Goddard, a physician and postmaster, and Sarah Updike Goddard. Mary Katherine was one […]

Fearless Females: Dr. Patricia Bath

January 3, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

This was supposed to be posted in December. Whoopsie. Dr. Patricia Bath was a woman of many firsts: The first Black person to complete a residency in ophthalmology. The first female faculty member and first female chair in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. The first Black female doctor to receive […]

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Fearless Females: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

November 12, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

In 245 years of American History, only one woman has ever received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the government’s highest and most prestigious military honor, and she did it back on Nov. 11, 1865. Meet woman of many trades – doctor, spy, abolitionist, P.O.W. – Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Mary Edwards was born Nov. 26, […]

Fearless Females: Sarah Hackett Stevenson

September 22, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

September is the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Women in Medicine Month, which celebrates the accomplishments of, and showcases advocacy for, female physicians, while also highlighting health issues impacting female patients. Did you know that the AMA, which was founded in 1874, didn’t have its first female president until 1998? It didn’t even have any female […]

Fearless Females: Sally Ride

June 30, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

With the release of Consequences and the Historical Novel Society Conference, June almost got away from me without our monthly column on women in history. But luckily I was working on next month’s and realized it. This month we’re looking at a woman whom I remember from my childhood. (Can you believe 35 years ago […]