Archive for May, 2022

Women and Adversity: 21st Century Women: Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

May 26, 2022

Aside from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompting Finland, a country of 5.5 million, to apply for membership in NATO, which has gained headlines around the world, Sanna Marin also has gained ...

Women and Adversity: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand  

May 12, 2022

  It’s fascinating to learn about the women who are the leader of their nation. Currently, there are more than two dozen worldwide, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is ...

Women and Adversity: Wilhelmina Dowsett Founder, Woman’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawaiʻi

December 10, 2020

The daughter of a native Hawaiʻian mother of royal descent and a German immigrant father who was a coffee planter, Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett campaigned for the rights of th ...

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: Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth

November 22, 2018

Tammy Duckworth is one of today’s most remarkable American women. I posted a blog in 2014 about Senator Duckworth - whose first name is Ladda - when she was U.S. Representative of the 8th Dis ...

Women and Adversity: Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords

June 22, 2017

What an honor and rarity to have a Navy ship named for you while you’re still living, which is the case with the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The ship was commissioned June 10, 2017 in Galveston, T ...

Mary Robinson: 1st Woman President of Ireland

March 23, 2017

An advocate for women, as well as for the poor and underserved, Mary Robinson is said to be the most popular president Ireland ever had. She passed two controversial bills into law: Decrimi ...

Women and Adversity: Frances Perkins 1st Woman in the U.S. Cabinet Principal Architect of the New Deal

November 10, 2016

Franklin Roosevelt chose Frances Perkins to be his Secretary of Labor, the 1st woman to hold a Cabinet position. She had proven how passionate she was about workers’ rights and safety in the ...

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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