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 […]

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Women’s History Month: Meditations on Women and War

March 1, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Happy Women’s History Month, everyone! Here in the U.S. I am blessed to be celebrating this month in peace, but I have been thinking a lot about the women of Ukraine, who are once again bravely defending their homes, some for the second or third time in their lives. From members of Parliament to citizens […]

Cover Reveal: The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray

November 16, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

My friend Stephanie Dray’s newest historical fiction, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, has a beautiful new cover for its paperback release and I wanted to share it with all of you. My Review I’m currently on my second time reading this book. I don’t know if I have words to tell you how much I […]

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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, […]

Fierce Females: Annie G. Fox

October 19, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

Although American women couldn’t join the military on a permanent basis until 1948, they had been enlisting since Loretta Walsh became the first woman allowed to serve in any branch of the military in 1917. This month, we’re introducing you to Annie G. Fox, an Army nurse who was the first woman to receive the […]

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 […]

Another Book Contract!

September 9, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

After a lot of waiting and years of research, I’m so happy to announce this contract: I am so thrilled to be sharing her “forgotten” story with the world. The biography is really a dual biography of her and her husband, Francis, because they were “partners in crime” on the subject of suffrage–and equal in […]

Fearless Females: Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) Mahoney

August 11, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

August 1 was the anniversary of Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) Mahoney becoming the first Black woman to graduate from an American school of nursing. She’s considered the first officially trained Black nurse in the United States. Early Life Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in April or May of 1845 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to parents who were […]