Women and Adversity

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize winner, social reformer

October 11, 2018

Jane Addams struggled with health issues her entire life but was vigorous in her ambition: to relieve the hardships of the poor improve the status of women reform labor practices pro ...

Women and Adversity: Mamie Belton Johnson Professional Baseball Player in Negro Leagues

September 27, 2018

  Mamie Belton Johnson is the essence of what I want to achieve in this blog, showing adversity women have experienced. She loved playing baseball, having played the sport with the boys ...

Women and Adversity: Shea-Ra Nichi Dancer, Choreographer, Actress Women and Adversity: Shea-Ra Nichi Dancer, Choreographer, Actress Women and Adversity: Shea-Ra Nichi Dancer, Choreographer, Actress

September 13, 2018

   Shea-Ra Nichi (pronounced SHAY-rah NEE-chee) understands that every movement in African dances sends a cultural message, and she is meticulous in expressing the message correctly. She began ...

Women and Adversity: Susan Harris, Television comedy writer

August 23, 2018

Susan Harris is the brilliant creator, writer and producer of several situation comedies. She developed characters with problems and flaws that viewers understood. She wrote scripts for: ...

Women and Adversity: The Heart’s Appeal by Jennifer Delamere

August 9, 2018

Jennifer Delamere strikes another hit with The Heart’s Appeal, the second in her London Beginnings Series. Set in Victorian England, this inspirational romance shows Julia Bernay as a determined ...

Women and Adversity: Zaha Hadid, Architect

July 26, 2018

Zaha Hadid advanced the contributions of women worldwide during her lifetime. She is quoted as saying, “Women are always told ‘you’re not going to make it, it’s too difficult, you can’t ...

Women and Adversity: Left to Chance by Amy Sue Nathan

July 12, 2018

Teddi Lerner, the protagonist in Amy Sue Nathan’s third novel Left to Chance, has much adversity to conquer: loss, grief, love and acceptance. The loss of her best friend, Celia, drives her t ...

Women and Adversity: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poet

June 28, 2018

More recognizable than almost any other poem in the English language is Sonnet 43 from Sonnets from the Portuguese: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Brownin ...


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