Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity: Dena and Rebecca Lindgren Fictional sisters in Outside the Limelight, Book 2 in the Ballet Theatre Chronicles series By Terez Mertes Rose

April 12, 2018

Somehow this book got into my Kindle, and I couldn’t ignore it. Tutu, plié and barre are about the only ballet terms I knew until I read Outside the Limelight, but this novel’s message ...

MARCH: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Women and Adversity: Zora Neale Hurston Anthropologist, Author, Civil Rights Activist

March 22, 2018

Crossword puzzle enthusiasts will recognize the name Zora Neale Hurston, although they may not know what her accomplishments are or why she’s to be remembered. She is another example of a wo ...

MARCH: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Women and Adversity: Harriet Tubman Famous “Conductor” on Underground Railroad

March 8, 2018

Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, that complex system of safe houses to the north. Believing she was to be sold, she escaped slavery in 1849 and cam ...

Women and Adversity: Jane Stanford Co-founder, Stanford University

February 22, 2018

Jane Lathrop Stanford experienced heartbreak and tragedy during her lifetime and had a tragic death. Born Jane Elizabeth Lathrop in 1828 in Albany, NY, she received an education, part of whic ...

Women and Adversity: Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist

February 8, 2018

In 1874 Susan Brownell Anthony asked the House Judiciary Committee to annul the $100 fine she received for voting in the 1872 presidential election. It was against the law for women to vote then ...

Women and Adversity: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women’s Activist, Suffragist, Abolitionist

January 25, 2018

No Women and Adversity blog post would be complete without one on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an ally of Lucretia Mott. The two met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840, where both ...

Women and Adversity: Lucretia Mott Women’s Activist, Abolitionist

January 15, 2018

In the second decade of the 21st century on the heels of the 2017 “Me Too” movement, women must be reminded that a host of women activists came before us. One of the earliest in America was ...

Women and Adversity: Debbie Macomber Author

December 28, 2017

I ran this blog in March 2017, but Debbie Macomber is one of the most prolific and beloved authors today I thought I'd reprise this blog. A #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 2 ...

Women and Adversity, Jessica Strawser, Writer’s Digest Editor-at-Large, Novelist

December 14, 2017

I ran this blog in October 2017 but decided to run it again and alert readers to her upcoming novel. Her first novel, Almost Missed You, is the story of love, indecision and poor choices. Her second ...

Women and Adversity: Agatha Christie Mystery Writer Queen of Crime, Queen of Mystery

November 23, 2017

Estimates show that Agatha Christie has sold more books of fiction, two to four billion, than any other writer in the world. She is recognized as a mystery maven with Murder on the Orient Expr ...


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