Posts tagged "womens history month"

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…

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…

E.A. Anne / March 25, 2009

Women Who Rock: Rachel Carson

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

RACHEL CARSON (1907-1964)

Rachel Carson was quite a woman. She pioneered the position that humans are a part of nature and that their quality of life is impacted by ecology. Even when faced with criticism…

Eisla Sebastian / March 24, 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 chef…

Amy Brantley / March 23, 2009

Women Who Rock: Betty Ford

BETTY FORD (1918- )

Former First Lady Betty Ford, born Betty Ann Bloomer in 1918, was a pioneering force for the causes of substance abuse rehabilitation and breast cancer awareness. Never before had a public figure, let alone a First Lady, allowed the people to know so much of her private life. Betty…

ShawnTe Pierce / March 20, 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

Rachel Krech / March 19, 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…

Momie Tullottes / March 17, 2009

Women Who Rock: Dorothy Parker

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967)

Renowned writer Dorothy Parker was born Dorothy Rothschild in Long Branch, N.J.. Her mother died shortly after her birth, leaving her to be raised by her father and stepmother, both of whom she…

E.A. Anne / March 16, 2009

Women Who Rock: Nina Simone

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

NINA SIMONE (1933-2003)

Singer, pianist, composer, and arranger Nina Simone was destined for musical greatness — she started playing the piano at age 4. Born Eurnice Waymon, Simone was the sixth of seven children in a…

Stephanie Mojica / March 12, 2009

Women Who Rock: Madame CJ Walker

MADAME C.J. WALKER (1867-1919)

Did you struggle in school? Come from an abusive family? Marry the wrong man? If so, you have the makings of a success, if the amazing life of Madam C.J. Walker is anything to go by.

One of the most successful female entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Madam…

Stephanie Modkins / March 11, 2009

Women Who Rock: Laura Ingalls Wilder

LAURA INGALLS WILDER (1867-1957)

Laura Ingalls Wilder lived a simple life on the prairie, which she captured for millions in her writing (which were our favorite books when we were younger!), telling stories about growing up on the American frontier. She did much of her writing after her only daughter, Rose, had grown and…

Kelly Herdrich / March 10, 2009

Vatican Newspaper: Washing Machine Biggest Liberator Of Women

What do we women have to thank for our liberation in the 20th century? You may be thinking the birth control pill or the right to work outside the home or abortion rights. But really, the Vatican newspaper says perhaps we have the washing machine to thank. Yes, the washing machine. The idea was presented…

Annika Harris / March 10, 2009

Women Who Rock: Maria Agnesi

Maria Agnesi (pronounced on-YAY-zee) was born May 16, 1718 in Milan, Italy, the eldest of the 21 (!) children Pietro Agnesi fathered with his three wives. Although women weren’t normally educated at the time, Maria’s father recognized her potential. The family wealth, derived from the silk trade, allowed Agnesi to be taught by the most…

Kassidy Emerson / March 9, 2009

Women Who Rock: Valentina

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

VALENTINA (1904-1989)

Today, tabloids (and websites like us!) report on what designers’ clothes celebrities wear to movie premieres and trips to the grocery store. If we had been following star style from the 1920s through…

Catherine Strawn / March 6, 2009

Women Who Rock: Mary-Ellis Bunim

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

MARY-ELLIS BUNIM (1946-2004)
If you grew up watching soap operas or spent your high school and college years slacking off on homework in favor of a little show called “The Real World,” you have Mary-Ellis Bunim to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009

Women Who Rock: Lois Long

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

LOIS LONG (1901-1974)

One of the first female writers at The New Yorker, Lois Long initially covered nightlife for the magazine under the nom de plume Lipstick. That’s right, she got to party for a…

Catherine Strawn / March 4, 2009

Women Who Rock: Wangari Maathai

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

WANGARI MAATHAI (1940- )

Raised by a family of subsistence farmers in rural Kenya, Wangari Muta Maathai recognized the connection between outdated farming practices, erosion, and poverty early on in life. In 1977, she founded…

Annika Harris / March 3, 2009

Women Who Rock: Diana Vreeland

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

DIANA VREELAND (c.1906-1989)
In 1936, the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar gave Diana Vreeland, a wife and mother of two, a job, even though she technically didn’t have any experience. Vreeland began telling women to…

Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2009
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