Find Your Writing Niche

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: Edith Wharton, First Women Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

August 10, 2017

  August 11 marks the 80th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s death. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921 for “The Age of Innocence,” the first woman ever to earn that award. ...

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Maya Angelou Author, Poet, Actress, Activist

February 23, 2017

  Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson in 1928 in St. Louis, was “first” in a number of enterprises: *  First black female cable car conductor in San Francisco *  "I ...

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 ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Political Writing

December 15, 2015

Politics and politicians dominate headlines and television programs, and with the presidential race underway, all media enter the fray. I was asked to write the newsletter for my town when I lived i ...


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