Archive for June, 2024

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-founder of Hull House in Chicago

June 13, 2024

Women and Adversity: Jane Addams, Lesbian Co-founder of Hull House   To recognize June as Pride Month, I’m featuring famous women who were lesbians. I wrote a post about Jane Addams on this ...

Women and Adversity: Alice Guy-Blaché First Woman Film Director

May 23, 2024

Women and Adversity: Alice Guy-Blaché First Woman Film Director First Woman to own a Film Company The film industry emerged more than a century ago, but few people know that French-born Alice G ...

Women and Adversity: Margaret E. Knight, ‘Woman Edison’ Inventor of Machines

May 9, 2024

Women and Adversity: Margaret E. Knight   ‘Woman Edison’ Inventor of Machines Margaret “Mattie” Eloise Knight is quoted as saying, “I’m only sorry I couldn’t have had as good a ch ...

Women and Adversity: Marion Donovan Inventor of Disposable Diapers

April 25, 2024

Marion Donovan is known for inventing the disposable diaper, but Victor Mills took her idea and founded Pampers. Since her mother died when Marion was seven, she grew up spending lots of time ...

Women and Adversity: Esther Lederberg Microbiologist: Pioneer in Bacterial Genetics Discovered Lambda Phage virus

March 28, 2024

Esther Lederberg Microbiologist: Pioneer in Bacterial Genetics  Discovered Lambda Phage virus Few people know what lambda phage virus is, but Esther Lederberg discovered it in 1951. This disco ...

Women and Adversity: Amy Vine, Founder of Urban Vine and Promise Land Farm

March 14, 2024

Women and Adversity: Amy Vine, Founder Urban Vine Botanical Center Amy Vine of Clarkston, Michigan wanted to provide activities and employment for her son and her adopted brother and sister, all ...

Women and Adversity: Ada Harris Inventor of the Hair Straightener

February 22, 2024

Women and Adversity: Ada Harris Inventor of the Hair Straightener  At least 30 women were deprived of glory when men either stole their ideas or were given credit for what women discovered. Sin ...

Women and Adversity: Mary Hemphill, Ph.D., Educator, Leadership Coach

February 8, 2024

Women and Adversity: Mary Hemphill, Ph.D. Educator, Leadership Coach  I heard Dr. Mary Hemphill speak at the Brunswick County, North Carolina, Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Impact Brunch ...

Women and Adversity: My Interview for writersonthemove.com

January 28, 2024

Women and Adversity: My Interview for writersonthemove.com I was honored to be featured in writersonthemove.com by Suzanne Lieurance, author of 40 books and a writing coach. The complete interview ...

Women and Adversity: Welcome, 2024!

January 11, 2024

This year marks the 10th anniversary of me writing Women and Adversity. As I stated in my initial 2023 post, I started this blog to promote women writers and praise their achievements. I expanded pa ...

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