Women and Adversity: Dr. Mae Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

July 27, 2017

  Dr. Mae Jemison’s accomplishments will undoubtedly elicit admiration from all women because of the scope of her talents. Born in 1956 in Decatur, AL, the youngest of three childre ...

Women and Adversity: Sally Ride First American Woman in Space

July 13, 2017

Women and Adversity: Sally Ride First American Woman in Space In January 1978, NASA chose six women to be astronaut candidates, and Sally Ride was one of them. She was dedicated to science, especi ...

Kathryn Craft, Author/Novelist

December 8, 2016

My Women and Adversity posts seldom run more than a few hundred words, but author/novelist Kathryn Craft has inspirational comments that I thought women in every field, not just writers, would b ...

Women and Adversity: Dean Florence Wald Pioneer of Hospice in the U.S.

October 27, 2016

Women and Adversity: Dean Florence Wald Pioneer of Hospice in the U.S. After working at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London with Cicely Saunders, founder of the Hospice movement, Florence W ...

Women and Adversity: Dame Cicely Saunders Founder of Modern Hospice

October 13, 2016

Hospice has comforted millions of people worldwide, thanks to the persistence, determination and research of Dame Cicely Saunders. This woman was born in England in 1918 of a wealthy family. At ...

Women and Adversity: Maria Toorpakai Pakistan Author, “A Different Kind of Daughter”

September 8, 2016

Most of us women in the U.S. have no concept of what it’s like to live under oppressive conditions or under a tyrannical regime. We go to school, buy clothes we like, date and have the freedom ...

Women and Adversity: Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945

May 12, 2016

 Women and Adversity: Gabriela Mistral May is National Latino Books month, so I did some research on Latin American writers. I learned that Gabriela Mistral, a poet from Chile, is the first Lati ...

Women and Adversity: Growing Indoor—and outdoor—plants

July 16, 2015

  - Growing healthy flowers and plants has always been a challenge for me. I tell people my green thumb is rusty, but I don’t know why they die. I am on my fourth hibiscus in three ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Current Events

July 7, 2015

What a well-spring of ideas current events offers.  Just in the last month Rachel Dolezal claims to be black Two murderers escape a maximum security prison Only two women are declared can ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Who cares about Newsletters?

May 19, 2015

I was at a meeting where newsletters were discussed, and the consensus was that the majority of people don’t read newsletters. Then why have them?   * They keep your name in front of ...


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