Lena Ueltschi Thompson: A Creative Soul

Women Wednesday isn’t just for those women you can look up in history books or on the history websites.  It’s also for those women who have impacted people with their lives…because after all everyone is a part of history...

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Khutulun: A Real Warrior Princess

Every now and then a grain of truth makes its way into the fantasy I love.  Reading the history of Khutulun, a descendant of Genghis Kahn, I love seeing the facets of some of my favorite fantasy stories.  I...

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Mochizuki Chiyome: A Ninja and a Lady

How in the world did I not hear about this woman before today?!  I’m scrolling along the internet at my usual places looking for interesting women when all of a sudden I land on a page talking about Chiyome…and...

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Mary Shelley: Sci-Fi Queen

As a writer, I find myself drawn to strong female authors. My college English professor was obsessed with Frankenstein and in every class he had the book on his syllabus. But I found it quite interesting while...

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Hildegard of Bingen: A Jack of All Trades

Almost exactly 800 years before I was born, having only missed my birthday by one day, an incredible woman died.  Hildegard was noted to be well versed in man things such as music, medicine, and theology.  She was also...

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Emily Dickinson: An Independent Creative

Like most of the fascinating women from my childhood, I was only given a tiny blip of information about them.  Oh, but how the world is different now I have Google.  I don’t think 12-year-old me, learning about the poet Emily Dickinson,...

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Sojourner Truth: The Tireless Orator

Sojourner Truth is one of the independent women from history who has stuck in my mind long after reading about her.  I first learned about her in middle school and even though she did some pretty amazing things, it...

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Kat Gunn: A Real Gamer Chick

As a gamer myself and lover of a lot of geeky things I find Kat Gunn interesting.  I don’t think my wrists could take playing a game all day every day.  I did that when Unreal Tournament was first...

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Maud Stevens Wagner: Pretty In Ink

I’m not much for tattoos myself, but this lady died a legend.   A rare breed, she started her life in the circus.  It was while working as a performer that she met Gus Wagner whom she later married.  He taught her...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Outspoken Advocate

This lady is still making history!   Appointed to the Supreme Court the same year I entered High School, a review of the internet shows she’s faced both sexism AND ageism in her long career.  She’s become an outspoken champion for women’s equality.  No...

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