Archive for January, 2024

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 ...

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda Prime Minister of Gabon

November 24, 2022

Women and Adversity 21st Century Women Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda Prime Minister of Gabon Despite being in the Computer Age, it is challenging to obtain information about world leaders who ...

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 ...

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 ...

Women and Adversity: Rebecca Hodge, Novelist

March 12, 2020

Rebecca Hodge wrote her debut novel, Wildland, while working full-time as a clinical scientist. She says, “As a result, my writing was heavily concentrated on the weekends!” Hodge was bo ...

Women and Adversity: Sharyn McCrumb, Author, Part I

November 28, 2019

I choose tables up front at events, so at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, Sharyn McCrumb came in and sat at the unreserved table where I was. Bright, witty and entertai ...

Women and Adversity: Sara Ackerman, Author

June 27, 2019

At her website, Sara Ackerman states that her motto is “Patience and Perseverance.” She had written three novels——still unpublished——before she attempted historical fiction. The result ...

Women and Adversity: Tanarsha Hunter, Singer and Rising Songwriter

March 14, 2019

 When The SoundHouse, a live music venue in Shallotte, NC, opened in August 2018, members of the Pamoja! band accompanied lead singer Tanarsha Hunter. Her rendition of “Smoo ...

Women and Adversity: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poet

June 28, 2018

More recognizable than almost any other poem in the English language is Sonnet 43 from Sonnets from the Portuguese: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Brownin ...

Women and Adversity: Louisa May Alcott, Author

May 10, 2018

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, The story of the four March sisters, which she based on her own family, is close to my heart because I have two sisters. My mother had four sis ...


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