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Fierce Femme Friday: Mother Cabrini

Growing up I was taught to look up to Christopher Columbus. It was just because he discovered America, it was because he was an Italian. The first Italian American. Columbus day was our day, after all, it was on Columbus Day that the government decided to declassify Italian Americans as enemy aliens during World War… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Mother Cabrini

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Fierce Femme Friday: May Alcott Guest Post by Elise Hooper

  In celebration of the debut of The Other Alcott, Fierce Femme Friday will be exploring the trail blazing artist, May Alcott, with the help of Author, Elise Hooper. *** Fans of Little Women travel from all over the world to visit Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. For Louisa’s devoted readers, it’s… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: May Alcott Guest Post by Elise Hooper

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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