April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: Dolly {P}arton

Known for her curvy figure and amazing singing voice, Dolly Parton is a shrewd business woman and an inspiring philanthropist. Born in Tennesee in 1946 she was the youngest of 12 children. Money for them was always an issue but they had their music. Her mother sang and played the guitar. When Dolly was ten… Continue reading April A to Z: Dolly {P}arton

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April A to Z: Ellen {O}choa

Born in Los Angeles Ellen was the first Hispanic woman on the planet to go into space. Ellen received her bachelor’s in physics from San Diego State and then went on to get a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Ellen chose an engineering degree because she was told that it was not a field… Continue reading April A to Z: Ellen {O}choa

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April A to Z Princess {N}oor Inayat Kahn

Whoever said a princesses were meant to live in gilded towers and wore tutus clearly never heard of Princess Noor Inayat Kahn. She was the direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, the eighteenth-century Muslim ruler of Mysore. Her father was a musician that moved around living in the United States (where he met her mother), Russia,… Continue reading April A to Z Princess {N}oor Inayat Kahn

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April A to Z: {M}argaret Burbidge

In 1939 Margaret graduated from the University College, London in the field of Astrophysics, a field in which there were very few women. This meant that there were a number of obstacles to overcome. The first of which was trying to use the Wilson Observatory because it was a requirement for a fellowship she was trying… Continue reading April A to Z: {M}argaret Burbidge

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April A to Z: Dorthea {L}ange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ~Dorthea Lange You know her work. Her image chronicled and defined a decade in American History. Yet, the woman behind the camera is largely unknown. Born in New Jersey, Dorthea survived a childhood battle with polio. It left her foot and lower… Continue reading April A to Z: Dorthea {L}ange

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April A to Z: Frida {K}ahlo

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ~Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most famous artists has a cult following of people from all swaths of society. But what makes her… Continue reading April A to Z: Frida {K}ahlo

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April A to Z: Katherin {J}ohnson

Recently made popular by the movie Hidden Figures, Katherin Johnson’s talent and life were nothing short of remarkable. Born in White Springs, West Virginia, Katherin proved to be a gifted Mathematician at an early age. She had completed the eighth grade by the age of ten and when it came time to go to high… Continue reading April A to Z: Katherin {J}ohnson