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Fierce Femme Friday: Anna Julia Cooper, A Guest Post by Piper Huguley

On the journey to obtain my Ph.D., I became very interested in finding out who were the first Black women to reach that educational goal. That was when I first learned about Anna Julia Cooper. She was the fourth Black woman to obtain a Ph.D. degree. However, her story to obtain the degree formed a… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Anna Julia Cooper, A Guest Post by Piper Huguley

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Fierce Femme Friday Holocaust Remembrance Day Edition: Suzanne Spaak

Suzanne Spaak lived the life of privilege. She was the daughter of a wealthy banker and the wife of an important statesman living in Paris during the German invasion. A mother of two, she was horrified by the atrocities being committed to the children. Refusing to sit by and do nothing Suzanne got involved in the… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday Holocaust Remembrance Day Edition: Suzanne Spaak

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Top Ten Fierce Femme Fridays

Since I introduced Fierce Femme Friday back in June I have enjoyed learning and discovering new women in this weekly feature. So for the last Friday of 2017, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the most popular Fierce Femme Fridays of the year. 10.  Lise Meitner Lise was just an incredibly… Continue reading Top Ten Fierce Femme Fridays

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Fierce Femme Friday: Franca Viola

In the wave of #metoo stories, there is the story of one woman making the rounds that is worth noting. Her name: Franca Viola. Franca, a beautiful farmer’s daughter in Sicily, caught the eye of a low level criminal by the name of Filippo Melodia. However, Franca had no interest in him. For about six months… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Franca Viola

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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 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