Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. … More Women Astronomers

Following Her Passion

  How do people react when they learn that she’s Senegal’s first female graffiti artist?  Do they grimace because they believe that women shouldn’t paint or do they applaud her for following her passion? 33 Words This is based on Dieynaba Sidibe, Senegal’s first female graffiti artist. Through her artistic expression, Dieynaba wanted to show … More Following Her Passion

Emily Wilson

Shy and accomplished in school, she comes from a long line of academics. Her works include The Death of Socrates and Six Tragedies of Seneca. She was interested in the ways and methods that Socrates used to educate people and his death as an image.  Her interest in Seneca stemmed from the fact that, “he’s … More Emily Wilson

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

She changed the face of medicine It was being raised by a kind aunt who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and her desire to relieve the suffering of others which led Rebecca Lee Crumpler down the a career path that would earn her the distinction of being the first African American … More Rebecca Lee Crumpler

The Queen of Soul

“When God loves you, what can be better than that?” ~ Aretha Franklin There is so much I could write about Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul but I decided to concentrate on the highlights of her music career and her “social and civic contributions”. Aretha Louise Franklin was  born on March 25, 1942 in … More The Queen of Soul

Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make – Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout’s 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google’s logo.  Of course, I had to … More Jennie Kidd Trout