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Fierce Femme Friday: Alice Allison Dunnigan

Today’s Fierce Femme Friday is brought to us by Michele Leivas. Many of you know her from our podcast, Wine, Women and Words but what you probably don’t know is that she is a great journalist. **** Russellville is a small town in Logan County, Kentucky. Its population hovers just around 7,000 residents and it… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Alice Allison Dunnigan

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Fierce Femme Friday: The Shuyler Sisters

Since we got to see the new cover for My dear Hamilton, I thought I would talk about some of my favorite historical sisters; Angelica, Eliza and Peggy. Angelica, the charming social climber of the family she was friends with the likes of Thomas Jefferson  and Benjamin Franklin. In 1777 she met John Baker Church… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: The Shuyler Sisters

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Fierce Femme Friday: Maryam Mirzakhani

I felt that this week’s Fierce Femme Friday was an important story to tell. Today we discuss Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant mind that was taken from us way too soon. Growing up in Tehran¬†Maryam was a voracious reader and learning all that she could. Mathematics wasn’t her first career choice, originally she had wanted to… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Maryam Mirzakhani

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 7

Bessie Coleman was the daughter of two former slaves. Born in a one-room cabin in Texas she and her family struggled. Bessie had to drop out of school after the eighth¬†grade. Though she could no longer attend school she continued to read to her siblings. However, through all of this, she was determined that she… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 7

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 6

Being barred from going to college and then being forced to run for her life from Nazi’s was not enough to keep Lise Meitner from studying radioactivity. Lise graduated from school at the age of 14, however, at the time, Austria didn’t allow women to go to college. So for the next seven years, she… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 6

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Fierce Femme Friday No. 5: Wonder Woman

It’s no secret that I am a Wonder Woman fan. She is strong, beautiful, and complicated. Everything we all aspire to be. So where did she come from? It turns out her history is just as complicated as she is. Wonder Woman was created by Wiliam Moulton Marston in the early 1940s. Marston was a… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday No. 5: Wonder Woman