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 …

The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

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 …

Survived to be Sold

Viewbug Image It was suffocating, dark and crammed with shackled slaves.  There were no toilets in the catacombs where they were kept before being taken to the auction block to be inspected and sold.  She was one of the lucky ones who had survived the long and harrowing journey across the sea to Zanzibar. The …

Katarina von Bora

She was Martin Luther's wife. After their wedding, she was also referred to as, "die Lutherin" ("the Lutheress"). Following her mother's death, when she was three, her father placed her in the cloister of Marienthron. She was there until she was 18. Soon, she began to feel like a prisoner and when Luther's Reformation preaching found …

International Women’s Day 2022

Ever wondered how International Women's Day began? Well, the woman behind the annual day of recognition of women was Theresa Malkiel, a Russian-born Jewish woman living in New York City. As head of the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), she established an annual National Woman's Day which was the precursor to International Women's Day. Theresa …

The Remarkable Jane Bolin

I’m Jane Bolin and I’m proud to say that I’ve made history.  In 1931, I became the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School.  And on July 22, 1939, I was sworn in as a judge in New York City and served for the next 40 years. Getting there wasn’t easy.  My father …

Zeresh

She is mentioned three times in the Book of Esther. Zeresh was the wife of Haman, the Agagite, the "enemy of the Jews" because of his deep hatred for Mordecai, the Jew who refused to bow and pay homage to him like everyone else. When Haman's joy at being invited by the Queen Esther to …

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