Fearless Females in History: Hazel Garland

January 28, 2023 Nicole Evelina 0

“We tell the stories. We tell the stories of the people. We told the stories of Colored people, we told the stories of Negroes, we told the stories of Black people and now we tell the stories of African-Americans. Does it really matter, sports, social, entertainment, or political. They are all our stories, and if […]

Fearless Females in History: Ester Eggersten Peterson

December 13, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

“We have a tremendous responsibility to future generations to leave an accurate record of our history, one which lays bare not only the facts, but the process of change.” – Ester Eggersten Peterson While you may not know Ester’s name, you’ve got a lot to thank her for, from consumer protections we now take for […]

Fearless Females in History: The Night of Terror

November 22, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Earlier this month millions of American women went to the polls to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections. Most of us know that women fought for 70 years for our right to vote, but how many of us really realize just what they had to endure? Nov. 15 marked the 105th anniversary of the […]

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Fearless Females: Anna Marie Doyle

September 24, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

When my book, Catherine’s Mercy, comes out next June, you’ll meet a fictionalized version of Anna Maria (or Marie) Doyle. She was one of Catherine McAuley’s closest friends and a main character in the book. September 24 is Mercy Day, the 195th anniversary of the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, […]

Fearless Females: Mary Church Terrell

August 2, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Mary Church Terrell may be one of the best-known Black female activists in the late 19th and early 20th century United States. She fought for racial equality and women’s suffrage when neither were the norm. Here is her story.  _____________________ Mary Eliza Church, nicknamed “Mollie,” was born on Sept. 23, 1863, in Memphis, Tennessee. Both […]

Fearless Females: Margaret Chung

June 6, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

To help celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Month, which was in May, and Pride Month, which is June, this month we’re exploring the life of Margaret Chung. She was not only the first American-Born Chinese female doctor, but also established a program which paved the way for women in the military. Fun fact: The biography of […]

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 […]