From Tomcat Pilot to Speaker

Image from On Wisconsin Magazine Carey Lohrenz dreamed of flying fighter jets 30 years ago when she began Aviation Officer Candidate School although women were banned from flying jets in combat. She reasoned that by the time she finished the program, the ban would be lifted.  It was and she was assigned to fly the …

Breaking Ice Barriers

Image Source: Los Angeles Times “One day, a woman will make the National Hockey League, if no one prevents her.”  This may seem a preposterous statement, but Quebecer Manon Rhéaume proved it in her own life.  She was the first female goaltender to play for a boys' team.  In 1992, she was the first and …

Hanima’s Story

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com How much longer can I take the abuse? He says he loves me but then, he gets into a rage for no reason and beats me. My body is hurting right now. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Is it my fault for marrying …

Woman on Wheels

Driving around in my Locomobile, holding down my hat to prevent it from flying off was perhaps an amusing as well as familiar sight on the streets of my Capitol Hill neighborhood. I particularly took great delight in the reaction of the opposite sex. 44 Words Photo of Anne Rainsford French Bush, courtesy of Transportation …

Making History

In June 2022, Katya Echazarreta became the first Mexican-born woman to go to space. Visiting space has been a lifelong dream of hers and she's humbled to be representing "all of the little girls and women out there who are dreaming of achieving something bigger." https://youtu.be/KGXJ_prJv5U Mike Owen/Getty Images With six miles to go, the …

Mahsa Amini

Masha Amini was in Tehran when she was arrested. Her brother was told that she would be taken to the detention center to undergo a "briefing class" and released in an hour. Two hours later, Masha had a heart attack and a brain seizure. She died two days later. Her brother noticed bruises on her …

A Young Queen’s Promise

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II solemnly vowed, "my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong." With God's help, the longest reigning monarch never reneged on her promise. 49 Words Photo Courtesy of Cultura …

A Princess & A War Heroine

She worked as a nurse during the first Balkan War, changing bandages and helping doctors as they performed hurried operations in the hospital's corridor where the wounded waited among the dying for their treatment. She suffered from mental health and was put away in the sanatorium. She risked her life to hide a Jewish family …

Mehr’s Testimony

Image from Open Doors USA Mehr is a young woman from India who left Hinduism to become a Christian. Following this life-changing decision, she faced persecution. However, in spite of what she went through, she continues to find peace and that is because, “I came to know Jesus as the true Healer—the living God—and I …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

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