Phenomenal Woman History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month I’m dedicating one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou. And to always remember, you’re a phenomenal woman.

 

How was everyone’s International Women’s day last week? Care to share how you celebrated the day. Did you participate in A Day Without a Woman?

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Celebrating Women in Writing

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It’s the fourth week and final post for Women’s History month. And despite that women didn’t gain the right to vote until 1920 (mentioned in a previous post), at least our voices weren’t completely silenced. In fact, it was also acknowledged, recognized and awarded. So today’s post is, I’m going out with a bang and celebrating women writers.

We all know and maybe read the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. As well as the works of Ursula Leguin and Agatha Christie. And many other prominent women such as Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Maya Angelou. (If not then you’d might want to add them on your TBR list). Continue reading

On This Day…

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It’s the third week of Women History Month and it’s another ‘on this day’ post. Today’s event is about a book. But it also keeps in the theme of previous posts because of the author. So, did you know that on this day in 1852 the novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published?

Harriet Beecher Stowe, an active abolitionist, wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” And it was published on March 20, 1852. It became a worldwide best-selling book of the 19th century. The overarching theme of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was the evils of slavery.

It also portrayed the power and influence of women in creating social change. As seen with Harriet Beecher Stowe herself. As the popularity of her novel became attributed to the split between the North and South. And causing the Civil War.

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On This Day…

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It’s the second week of Women’s History Month. And for today’s post I have another “on this day” event. Did you know that on this day is the anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s death? Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker. She was also the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

She was born in a Quaker household on February 15 1820 and later became a teacher.  In the mid-1840s, her father’s business failed. And she moved back in to help her family to a farm in Rochester, New York. Her family farm later became a base for abolitionist leaders such as Frederick Douglass. Continue reading