Posts tagged "kickass woman of the day"

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mary Engelbreit, Children’s Illustrator

Mary Engelbreit posted some anti-racist art on her Facebook page, and the majority of her weird, middle American fans did not respond well.

Megan Reynolds | August 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Oldest Working Nurse In The US Just Turned 90!

Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, a registered nurse at a Tacoma, Washington hospital, turned 90-years-old on Friday. She’s taken care of patients at the same hospital for the past 69 years, and…

Claire Hannum | May 12, 2015 - 9:30 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Rebecca Zamolo Trains For A Half-Marathon After Losing Her Colon

When Rebecca Zamolo, a vibrant actress, YouTube star and athlete, began experiencing stomach pain after eating along with other unusual symptoms, she knew something wasn’t quite right. She got the shock of…

Claire Hannum | March 24, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 90-Year-Old Priscilla Sitienei Proves It’s Never Too Late To Get An Education

At 90-years-old, Priscilla Sitienei attends elementary school alongside six of her great-great-grandchildren and often scores better than them in class. Sitienei, who lives in Kenya and is lovingly known by her classmates as…

Claire Hannum | March 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Adele Barber Bit Off Part Of A Sexual Attacker’s Tongue For DNA Evidence

When Adele Barber was sexually assaulted on her way home from the doctor’s office one evening, she, despite her understandable terror, thought fast. In an interview with ITV, Barber, of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Doris Baker Is One Of The World’s Only Honorary Green Berets

Doris Baker, a 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman, spent decades teaching the children of US Special Forces soldiers at their base in Bad Toelz, Germany after World War II. On Wednesday,…

Claire Hannum | November 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 100-Year-Old Gladys Misiewicz Is Training For Her First 5K

Gladys Misiewicz of Grand Rapids, Michigan almost never goes a day without exercise. She and 16 other residents of Villa Maria Retirement Community, where she lives, are training for a…

Claire Hannum | September 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Krystal Cantu Rocks At CrossFit Even After Losing Her Arm

Krystal Cantu, a 25-year-old Texan and member of Ballistic CrossFit, was just a few days away from participating in a competition last summer when she and her boyfriend got into…

Claire Hannum | September 11, 2014 - 11:30 am

Meet Sideshow Performer (And Sword Swallower!) The Lady Aye

By day, she is Elise S. Carter. Onstage, she is The Lady Aye, a professional sideshow performer. She can eat and breath fire, lay on a bed of nails, escape…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Holocaust Survivor And Activist Hedy Epstein Arrested In Ferguson Protest

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, human rights activist, and St. Louis resident, knows a thing or two about standing up against injustice. She’s spent her life fighting inequality, so…

Claire Hannum | August 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, who is 37, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this week. In the world of mathematics, the Fields Medal is equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

Claire Hannum | August 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Lucy Coffey Is The Oldest Living Female Army Veteran

At 108 years old, Lucy Coffey is the United States’ oldest living female military veteran. Coffey was an accountant-statistician and served in the procurement office through the Women’s Army Corps…

Claire Hannum | August 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Firefighter Danae Mines Is The First Woman To Be Featured In The FDNY Calendar Of Heroes

Danae Mines, a firefighter of 11 years, has long been one of New York City’s few women in the position. Now, she’s taking on another first — the only woman…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 11:30 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Navy Just Got Its First Four-Star Female Admiral

In its 236 years of existence, the U.S. Navy has never had a female four-star admiral — until now. Vice Admiral Michelle Howard was just promoted to an admiral and…

Claire Hannum | July 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: “Fresh Prince” Star Karyn Parsons Teaches Young People About The Forgotten Heroes Of Black History

Most people know Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” but these days, she’s more of a history teacher than anything else. In the years since…

Claire Hannum | June 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Suzan Harjo, The Woman Who Beat The Washington Redskins

Earlier today, the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office cancelled the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins after ruling that the name was “disparaging to Native Americans.” And the woman to thank for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Get To Know Amara Enyia, Chicago’s Iron Candidate

To understand why Amara Enyia is running for mayor of Chicago, you have to understand Chicago a little first: Chicago is one city made up of about 75 neighborhoods, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mandy Hansen, The First Female Crew Member On “Deadliest Catch”

“Deadliest Catch” is one of my favorite reality shows. I love watching marathons of it when I’m sad or depressed, because nothing makes me feel better about my current life…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 11, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Who’s Trying To Save Students Buried Under Mounds Of Debt

Student loan debt in America currently totals $1.2 trillion, and is rising quickly. As graduation day approaches, the class of 2014 might be feeling less than hopeful about…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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