Women and Adversity

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 ...


June 14, 2018

I featured Rula Jebreal and her background on this blog in August 2016 (link: https://wp.me/p4szxH-yQ) after reading her semi-autobiographical novel Miral ...

Women and Adversity: Beverly Sills, Opera Singer

May 24, 2018

Although Beverly Sills attained world-wide fame for her phenomenal singing ability as a coloratura soprano and opera singer, the tragic part of her life is that her two children had disabilities. ...

Women and Adversity: Louisa May Alcott, Author

May 10, 2018

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, The story of the four March sisters, which she based on her own family, is close to my heart because I have two sisters. My mother had four sis ...

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

April 26, 2018

The alphabet ended at Y for Kinsey Millhone and Sue Grafton in December 2017, much to the grief of all Sue Grafton’s fans for two reasons: Sue Taylor Grafton passed away of cancer Decembe ...


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