In honor of celebrating magic and illusion this week on Creating Herstory I was able to talk with the beautiful and talented Jade about what it’s like to be a woman in the magic industry. What made you want to be a magician? Unlike many magicians out there that started in magic as a hobby and,… Continue reading Creating Herstory: Interview with Jade, Award-Winning Illusionist
I wanted to make the subject of this edition of herstory to be about a woman who was the victim of witch trials but the reality is that there were too many women, 78% to be exact. The common belief of the time was that women were more susceptible to evil. Those who didn’t fit… Continue reading Herstory: Women of the Salem Witch Trials
Like most of the country, I have caught the Hamilton fever. However, I am more enamored by the story of Elizabeth, also known as Eliza, Hamilton. She was the daughter of two very prominent citizens of the New York Colony. Her father, Phillip, was a Revolutionary War General. Her mother was of the Van Rensselaerswyck family… Continue reading Herstory: Elizabeth Hamilton
To answer this question we have to look back at the experience that Italians had as immigrants. Italians started emigrating from Italy in mass starting in the late 1800’s. They were running from wars (Italy was going through it’s unification wars) and extreme poverty. When they came to the United States they didn’t receive the… Continue reading Why are Italians so Attached To Columbus Day?
When I was reading Madame Presidentess one character stood out, Laura de Force Gordon. She was brash and so talkative that no one could get a word in edge wise…a woman after my own heart. Like Victoria Woodhull, Laura turned from a life as a spiritualist to that of a suffragette. It’s believed that her… Continue reading Creating Herstory: Laura de Force Gordon
94 years ago today women received the right to vote and regardless of whether or not you like her, we are on the verge of electing our first female president. It’s a historic time in our country. Yesterday I reviewed Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina. Today, I am excited to bring you a post written by… Continue reading Women in Politics and American Society: A Tale of Two Fists (Guest Post by Nicole Evelina)
On Monday I posted my review of Marlene: Marlene Dietrich a Novel. I thought it would be a good counter point to feature Greta Garbo: the sometimes rival, fascination and idol of Marlene. In the book she was portrayed as elusive but I thought it would interesting to explore her history. Greta was born in… Continue reading Creating Herstory: Greta Garbo