Archive for February, 2024

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: May, The Month for Mothers, Kathy Headlee Miner, Founder, Mothers Without Borders

May 25, 2023

Women and Adversity: Kathy Headlee Miner Founder, Mothers Without Borders Kathy Headlee Miner remembers a woman in Mumbai, India, infected with the HIV virus asking her, “Who will care for my c ...

Women and Adversity: March: Women’s History Month, Pam Jenoff, Historical novelist

March 9, 2023

Women and Adversity March: Women’s History Month Pam Jenoff, Historical novelist I can’t let Women’s History Month pass without featuring women who write historical novels. Pam Jenoff ha ...

Women and Adversity: Sarah Jane S. T. Garnet Cofounder of Equal Suffrage League of Brooklyn

November 25, 2021

Sarah Jane Smith Thompson Garnet argued that it was undemocratic to deny women the vote because they “had the same human intellectual and spiritual capabilities as men.” Garnet had a di ...

Women and Adversity: Belva Ann Lockwood, First Woman to Argue Before the Supreme Court

October 28, 2021

Belva Ann Lockwood’s flamboyant manner and special ability of self-promotion helped people of her era become more aware that women had talents equal to those of men. When she was denied the ri ...

Women and Adversity: Barbara Kyle, Author

September 24, 2020

Canadian-born Barbara Kyle is the author of the Thornleigh Saga, a series of seven historical novels; three thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Kyle; and the suspense-filled The Man fr ...

Women and Adversity: Nina George, Part I Author

April 23, 2020

  I am privileged to have Nina George, an international bestselling author from Germany, respond to my request for her to participate in my blog. I assumed she’d answer in English, a ...

Women and Adversity: L. Diane Wolfe, Author, Publisher

February 27, 2020

“How to Publish Your Book Now” and “How to Promote Your Book Now” were presentations L. Diane Wolfe gave at the September 2019 Hampton Roads Writers Conference. Both were based on her bo ...

Women and Adversity: Jenni Barnett, Australian Historical Novelist, Part I

August 8, 2019

I met Australian native Jenni Barnett on a cruise to the Panama Canal. Her personal story as well as her series, Dreamtime Mysteries, are fascinating enough to break into two posts at my Women a ...

Women and Adversity: Lady Deborah Moody, First Woman Landowner in America by Guest Blogger Lynn Andrews

June 13, 2019

Lady Deborah Moody (1580-1659) was born in London from a wealthy family. Once her husband died and her son sold most of the family land, she became associated with the Anabaptists, a Protestant ...


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