Posts tagged "women who rock"

Hatshepsut, The Cross-Dressing Pharaoh

If you haven't noticed, we're a bit obsessed with women throughout history. National Women's History Month may be over, but we can't help but to keep highlighting interesting women from the past. My sister got me a subscription to National Geographic for Christmas, and the April issue introduced me to Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2009

Women Who Rock: Marvelyn Brown

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock. MARVELYN BROWN (1984- ) Marvelyn Brown probably never expected to make it to "The Oprah…

By: Shamontiel / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Josephine Baker

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we'll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock. JOSEPHINE BAKER (1906-1975) Josephine Baker, born on June 3, 1906, was the quintessential "wild child"…

By: Rebecca Clontz / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Mary McLeod Bethune

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock. MARY McLEOD BETHUNE (1875-1955) Born July 10, 1875, Mary McLeod Bethune made great strides in education,…

By: Momie Tullottes / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Gilda Radner

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. GILDA RADNER (1946-1989) She strides across the stage trailing that impossible cloud of wild curly hair behind her. She stops, smiles sweetly, and sings, "Let's talk dirty to the animals." Or she's Rosanne Rosanna Dana reading a…

By: Linda Johnson / March 30, 2009

Women Who Rock: Grace Hopper

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. GRACE HOPPER (1906-1992) Born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City, computer scientist Grace Hopper led an extraordinary life. She earned a doctorate in mathematics from Yale in 1934 at a time when it was rare…

By: Colleen Starr / March 27, 2009

Women Who Rock: Patsy Cline

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. PATSY CLINE (1932-1963) It is visceral; we have to stop and listen every time a Patsy Cline song comes on the radio. That smoky, silky, sultry voice pulls you in and makes you live the lyrics that…

By: Rebecca Clontz / March 26, 2009

Women Who Rock: Benazir Bhutto

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. BENAZIR BHUTTO (1953-2007) Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. Her parents were well known politicians -- her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was a former prime minister. Bhutto was educated at Harvard and…

By: E.A. Anne / March 25, 2009

Women Who Rock: Julia Child

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. JULIA CHILD (1912-2004) Was there more to America's first celebrity chef than what we read and saw? Most definitely. Julia Child had a past that most wouldn't believe, and a number of accomplishments that chefs around the…

By: Amy Brantley / March 23, 2009

Women Who Rock: Judy Blume

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. JUDY BLUME (1938- ) Born Feb. 12, 1938, Judy Blume is one of the best known authors in America. She has written numerous novels for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It's Me Margaret,

By: Rachel Krech / March 19, 2009

Women Who Rock: Ida Rosenthal

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. IDA ROSENTHAL (1866-1973) Ida Rosenthal has had an uplifting effect on virtually every woman in America, though her name may not be instantly recognizable. Rosenthal was the inventor of the modern bra. She was also the embodiment of…

By: Nancy Lichtenstein / March 18, 2009

Women Who Rock: Ellen Ochoa

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. ELLEN OCHOA (1958- ) Born May 10, 1958, Ellen Ochoa is a student, researcher, inventor, electrical engineer and, of course, an astronaut. Her many talents and accomplishments make her an extraordinary woman and a positive role model to…

By: Momie Tullottes / March 17, 2009

Women Who Rock: Margaret Mead

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. MARGARET MEAD (1901-1978) Margaret Mead was born in 1901 to Quaker parents, making her the fruit of a sexually repressed culture at a time of great sexual repression. Surprisingly, she not only railed against the mores of the…

By: Juniper / March 13, 2009

Glamour Celebrates 12 Female Icons

The April issue of Glamour features a pretty awesome spread of current female stars channeling icons in women's history. My favorites? Alexis Bleddel as Rosie the Riveter, Hayden Panettiere as Amelia Earhart, and America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta. Some of the choices were more pop culture oriented (Lindsay Lohan as "Like A Virgin" era Madonna,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009