Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity: Tanarsha Hunter, Singer and Rising Songwriter

March 14, 2019

 When The SoundHouse, a live music venue in Shallotte, NC, opened in August 2018, members of the Pamoja! band accompanied lead singer Tanarsha Hunter. Her rendition of “Smoo ...

Women and Adversity: Ann Weisgarber, Part II Historical Novelist

February 28, 2019

  Since Ann Weisgarber's answers to my questions include inspirational and motivational details, I chose to divide the post into two parts. Here's the link to Part I: https://wp.me/p4sz ...

Women and Adversity: Ann Weisgarber, Part I Historical Novelist  

February 14, 2019

Thanks to Ann Weisgarber, readers of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree readers learn how harsh it was for women to live in the Badlands of South Dakota during the early 20th century. The P ...

Women and Adversity: Janet Boykin Baker Co-Founder, Widow’s Mite Experience, Novelist

January 24, 2019

In 2004, Janet Boykin Baker and seven other women in Shallotte, North Carolina decided they wanted to ease the suffering of people throughout the world. Christian Broadcasting Network offered to ...

Women and Adversity: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Founded 1st American-based Catholic sisterhood; 1st native-born U.S. citizen canonized a saint in Catholic Church

January 10, 2019

  Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton is known for other firsts besides those listed above: co-founder in 1797 of the 1st charitable institution in New York City, the Society for the ...

Women and Adversity: Sue Grafton Novelist, Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series

December 27, 2018

I've updated this blog, which I posted in April 2018, because it's the first anniversary of Sue Taylor Grafton's death. A year ago on December 28 the novelist passed away in Santa Barbara, CA. H ...

Women and Adversity: Marlisa Kay Small Cancer Survivor, Philanthropist, Ms. South Carolina 2018

December 13, 2018

Marlisa Small welcomes all the people who enter Marlisa’s Wig Studio & Spa in Little River, SC as if they are her best friends. She has a love for humanity because she’s been close to de ...

Women and Adversity: Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth

November 22, 2018

Tammy Duckworth is one of today’s most remarkable American women. I posted a blog in 2014 about Senator Duckworth - whose first name is Ladda - when she was U.S. Representative of the 8th Dis ...

Women and Adversity: Christine Jorgensen First openly transgender American

November 8, 2018

With Nov. 12-19 designated as Transgender Awareness Week, it’s appropriate to highlight Christine Jorgensen, the first American transgender to announce her change openly. Christine was born G ...

Women and Adversity: Raye Montague, Designer of Navy Ships, The Navy’s “Hidden Figure”

October 25, 2018

Raye Montague was one of those women of color whose talents were overlooked and underplayed for most of her life. She faced discrimination because of her color and her sex but believed she cou ...


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