April A to Z Challenge 2016

S: Krystyna Skarbek

Krystyna Skarbek is considered to be the original Bond girl, since she was Ian Flemming’s inspiration for Bond girls. She was the daughter of highly respected Polish Jews and the wife of a Polish ambassador. When the war broke out she was in Ethiopia with her husband. It didn’t take long for her to become… Continue reading S: Krystyna Skarbek

April A to Z Challenge 2016

R: Rita Levi-Montalcini

“If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize.” ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini Rita Levi-Montgomery was a woman who could not be stopped. In 1936 Rita graduated from medical school in Turin. At the time her biggest decision was whether to go into research or… Continue reading R: Rita Levi-Montalcini

April A to Z Challenge 2016

P: Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia

Great women in history are not always born into their destiny. They aren’t always these rebellious people who have a burning desire to forge their own path. Sometimes they need a guiding hand to push them in the right direction. One such example of this is Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. Elena, a Venitian, born in… Continue reading P: Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia