Women and Adversity

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Dorothy Parker Journalist, Writer, Poet

November 9, 2017

I’ve never known a professional writer who was a devoted fan of Dorothy Parker. It isn’t that this founding member of the famed Algonquin Round Table at that hotel in Manhattan didn’t have ...

Women and Adversity: Willa Cather Journalist, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner

October 26, 2017

 Women and Adversity: Willa Cather Journalist, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner Teachers often assign one of Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy novels Song of the Lark, My Ántonia or O Pioneers! to t ...

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

October 12, 2017

Women and Adversity:  Jessica Strawser Writer’s Digest Editor-at-Large, Novelist A big ‘thank you’ to Jessica Strawser, who answered my email within a few days, making me delighted she agre ...

Women and Adversity: Mary Jackson, NACA Mathematician, First African American Engineer for NASA

September 28, 2017

Mary Winston grew up in Hampton, VA and attended all-black schools, graduating from George P. Phenix Training School in 1937.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and ...

Women and Adversity: Dorothy Vaughan NASA Mathematician First African American Manager at NACA (see below)

September 14, 2017

  BACKGROUND: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded in 1915 to advance aeronautical research. NACA had what it called the West Area Computing unit located ...

Women and Adversity: Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, NASA Mathematician

August 24, 2017

Women and Adversity: Katherine Johnson Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient NASA Mathematician   Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson turns 99 August 26, which coincidentally is Women’s ...


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