Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity: Dolores Huerta, Modern Suffragist

November 12, 2020

  “Identify me as an organizer,” Dolores Huerta says, her strong, vibrant tone defying her ninety years. “Learn that I’ve dedicated my life to teach people to be responsible. Use ...

Luzelma Garza Canales, Ph.D. Latina/Latino Advocate, Rio Grande Valley, Texas

October 29, 2020

Luzelma Canales remembers the first time her father, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, could vote. He came home waving the receipt for the poll tax he paid. They may not have had milk that day, ...

Women and Adversity: Deb Boyce Modern Suffragist

October 23, 2020

“Never,” Deb Boyce says when asked if she ever missed voting in any election, whether local, state, or national.  “I always try and vote my conscience and my heart,” she says. “I like ...

Women and Adversity: Barbara Kyle, Author

September 24, 2020

Canadian-born Barbara Kyle is the author of the Thornleigh Saga, a series of seven historical novels; three thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Kyle; and the suspense-filled The Man fr ...

Women and Adversity: Sue Ann Jaffarian, Novelist Mystery Series/Short Stories

September 10, 2020

  Sue Ann Jaffarian is a cheerful, upbeat person, who wove her on-the-job experience as a paralegal with the mysteries she writes, which are also woven with lots of humor. Odelia Grey, ...

Women and Adversity: Lina Mayorga, Modern Suffragist

August 27, 2020

Lina Mayorga left her accountant’s job in Mexico in 1998 and brought her five-year-old daughter, Rebecca, with her to live in Leland, N.C. There Mayorga joined her husband, who had become a U. ...

Women and Adversity: Judith Hall, Modern Suffragist

August 13, 2020

Judith “Judy” Hall taught children with special needs and early childhood education as an adjunct professor before she took the training for poll workers in 2016 in North Myrtle Beach, SC. ...

Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists

August 6, 2020

Not all of the early suffragists in America believed in equal rights for Black women. When they held meetings, rallies and marches, they didn’t invite their Black allies. They didn’t allow the ...

Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists

July 30, 2020

Here is the third in my Women and Adversity series: Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified August 18, 1920, whi ...

Women and Adversity: Susan Wingate, Author, Part III

July 23, 2020

  Susan Wingate, Author, Part I, appeared in my June 25 blog post and Part II on July 9. Her most recent title How the Deer Moon Hungers was released July 15. JAM: What obstacles do you ...


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