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10 Things You May Not Know About Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2015 by

Writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature. As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]

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Famous Masterpiece Paintings Reimagined Starring Barbie

July 27, 2015 by

With the simple goal of bringing women back into art history, French artist Catherine Théry has created a satirical mashup of epic proportions… Barbie reimagined in some of the world’s most famous masterpieces. Recently exhibited at Teodora, a contemporary gallery in Paris, the images depict Barbie invading iconic artworks ... [Read More]

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Emma Lazarus: The Woman Who Gave The Statue Of Liberty Her Powerful Voice

July 22, 2015 by

166 years ago today, on July 22, in 1849, famed American poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent. A writer from an early age, she went on to become part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite, and at age 34 penned the inspiring sonnet that would give the Statue of ... [Read More]

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Sports Illustrated Creates Historic Cover Series For The USWNT… See All 25 Different Covers

July 17, 2015 by

The U.S. Women’s National Team made history by becoming the first team to win three Women’s World Cups, inspiring a nation in the process (the 2015 Women's World Cup was the most-watched soccer game - men's or women's - in U.S. history). The world champs continued to make history when they ... [Read More]

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The Suffrage Movement As Seen Through The Eyes Of Christina Broom, UK’s First Female Photojournalist

July 15, 2015 by

The Suffrage Movement is having a moment… well lots of moments actually. This week The New York Times highlighted The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, which is on a mission to erect the first statue of real women in NYC’s famed Central Park. ... [Read More]

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Take Part In The “Rosie Rally” And Make Guinness World Records History

July 14, 2015 by

What are you doing on August 15th? If you live in or around the Richmond, CA area, you have a chance to take part in the “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter," and make Guinness World Records history. The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park and the Rosie the Riveter Trust,  ... [Read More]

Fans Show Big Love For The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team At Historic Ticker Tape Parade

Fans Show Big Love For The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team At Historic Ticker Tape Parade

July 14, 2015 by

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Ticker Tape Parade was held in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes on July 10th, 2015. The historic event marked the first time in more than half a century that the honor was bestowed upon female athletes, and was the first ever ticker tape parade celebrating an all-female ... [Read More]

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She Printed The First Copy Of The Declaration of Independence With All The Signers’ Names

July 3, 2015 by

Mary Katherine Goddard (1738-1816) was a trailblazing newspaper publisher, as well as the first female postmaster in colonial America. But what makes this independent and courageous woman truly extraordinary is that in 1777 she printed the very first copy of the Declaration of Independence ... [Read More]