Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity Blog: 2021

January 14, 2021

Along with all the people in countries around the world, U.S. residents are happy to leave 2020 behind and look forward to a prosperous, healthy 2021. What will my blog contain in 2021? Much of ...

Women and Adversity: Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross Born on Christmas Day 1821

December 24, 2020

Clarissa “Clara” Barton was born on December 25, 1821, 199 years ago in Oxford, Massachusetts, the youngest of six children. She was a shy girl, and on the recommendation of phrenologist ...

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: Sojourner Truth Abolitionist, Suffragist

November 26, 2020

Sojourner Truth died in Battle Creek, Michigan on November 26, 1883, 137 years ago today, Thanksgiving Day 2020. She is one of the bravest women in United States history. In 1826 she cuddle ...

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 ...

Luzelma Garza Canales, Ph.D. Latina/Latino Advocate, Rio Grande Valley, Texas

October 29, 2020

Luzelma Canales remembers the first time her father, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, could vote. He came home waving the receipt for the poll tax he paid. They may not have had milk that day, ...

Women and Adversity: Deb Boyce Modern Suffragist

October 23, 2020

“Never,” Deb Boyce says when asked if she ever missed voting in any election, whether local, state, or national.  “I always try and vote my conscience and my heart,” she says. “I like ...

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: Sue Ann Jaffarian, Novelist Mystery Series/Short Stories

September 10, 2020

  Sue Ann Jaffarian is a cheerful, upbeat person, who wove her on-the-job experience as a paralegal with the mysteries she writes, which are also woven with lots of humor. Odelia Grey, ...

Women and Adversity: Lina Mayorga, Modern Suffragist

August 27, 2020

Lina Mayorga left her accountant’s job in Mexico in 1998 and brought her five-year-old daughter, Rebecca, with her to live in Leland, N.C. There Mayorga joined her husband, who had become a U. ...


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