It’s Earth Day… Meet Rachel Carson, The Woman Who Inspired Modern Environmentalism In 1962

April 22, 2017 by

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate ... [Read More]

How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman? Meet Dr. May Edward Chinn

April 15, 2017 by

In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]

Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2017 by

86 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

Brie Larson To Play Victoria Claflin Woodhull, First Woman To Run For President Of The United States

March 23, 2017 by

Every Presidents’ Day for the last 5 years, we have told the fascinating story of a woman you should know who was way ahead of her time; a rebel, a trailblazer for generations to come, the first woman to run for President of the United States… Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927). And year after year, we get comment after comment ... [Read More]

She Led Hundreds Of Enslaved People To Freedom… It’s Time For Us To Help Bring Harriet Home

March 22, 2017 by

On March 7th, the hashtag #BringHarrietHome emerged, and has quickly become the battle cry for anyone and everyone supporting the Harriet Tubman Home’s determined crowdfunding effort to rescue a newly discovered and extremely rare photo of the courageous freedom fighter (c.1822 - March 10, 1913) ... [Read More]

New FridaMoji Let You Boldly Express Your Online Self As Frida Did

March 17, 2017 by

Museumito, a father and son run "art history nerd company," partnered with the Frida Kahlo Corporation to make a keyboard app of over 160 Frida Kahlo inspired emoji. The collection, which includes animated gifs and static emoji capturing a wide range of Frida's passion and iconic work, is simply and oh-so awesomely called FridaMoji. "Frida painted 55 self ... [Read More]

HBO Releases Official Trailer For ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’

March 16, 2017 by

HBO Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming telemovie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The feature length film, based on the critically-acclaimed book of the same title by author Rebecca Skloot, tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge ... [Read More]

These Girl Scouts Transformed Into 12 Of History’s Greatest Trailblazers And Icons For Inspiring Photo Shoot

March 15, 2017 by

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Tricia Messeroux, founder of Toddlewood, to celebrate the extraordinary women who’ve come before us in a truly dynamic way. So in addition ... [Read More]

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