Once a decade, or so, it seems, women find their voices, according to mainstream media. Continue reading “Rediscovering Joan Didion”
Tarea Hall Pittman was civil rights worker and activist in California from the 1930s through the 1970s. Continue reading “How Tarea Hall Pittman became ‘the best known Negro woman in California’”
The combination of faulty electricity and chemicals made styling hair with heat a dangerous part of a woman’s beauty regime in the past (and sometimes the present).
Continue reading “Tools of the Trade”
The world’s first computer programmer was not only a woman but lived in a time before for computers were invented. Born into a scholarly family Ada Lovelace unraveled fascinating skills at a young age. Ada Lovelace received both formal and informal … Continue reading First in their Field: Ada Lovelace
What role did women play in ending the era of prohibition? Continue reading “The Women Who Repealed Prohibition”
It’s often said that we can not be what we can not see. But, to effect change that is really bold and positive, we must be able to do or be what no one has seen. Continue reading “The Coal Queen You Need to Know Now”
Hair removal for aesthetic enhancement of women’s bodies has a long history. Continue reading “The History of Female Hair Removal”
In 1909 Lyda Conley became the first Native American woman admitted to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
The women who lived in the Puritan society of early Colonial America had to adhere to strict gender roles due to the religious law that ruled their communities. Continue reading “5 Women of Early Colonial America”