To kick-off Black History Month, today Google Doodle celebrates Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), the first woman of African American and Native American decent to achieve international fame as a professional sculptor.
Like many women of this time, information about Edmonia's life is fairly thin. According to Google ... [Read More]
Today marks the 125th anniversary of pioneering aviator Bessie Coleman's birth. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license.
Born in 1892, Bessie was 11 years old when the Wright Brothers completed the first successful airplane flight. Reading and hearing about the incredible “flying machines” ... [Read More]
The lady researcher
Is always fumbling about,
searching and probing around her,
For problems to fathom;
She studies and parlays and memorizes and discusses
but can find no satisfaction.
She searches out famous scholars,
Discusses philosophical problems,
Studies creation and the course of the stars.
She even dares to approach ... [Read More]
Before NASA, there was NACA, an oddball collection of aeronautics nerds using black box data and wind tunnel analysis to figure out as much as they could about the science of flight. Calculations, done almost entirely by hand, were the coursing lifeblood of the organization. Those calculations ... [Read More]
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Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]
It was 49 years ago today - December 28, 1967 - that Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, known as the "First Woman of Finance", became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). One of many "firsts" to come in her epic career as a leader and legend in the financial industry, Mickie's rise to the top was marked with challenges and obstacles, all of which ... [Read More]
In 1974, Judy Chicago, a pioneer of feminist art and art education, set out to put together a legendary dinner party. Her carefully chosen guest list included 1,038 incredible women - 39 "guests of honor," who would each have their rightful place at a grand triangular table, and 999 others, who would have their names inscribed ... [Read More]
Fueled by "boundless curiosity and rigorous research," Cristen Conger, host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, breaks down the etymology of the word slut in this fascinating (and entertaining) history lesson. Covering how its meaning has changed over the years, and why continuing to use it to describe women is turning the world into ... [Read More]