500 Days of Women | Day IV | Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is being applauded for her response to the Christchurch, NZ shooting. In the days following the tragedy, she: spoke of unity, not revengefocused on the victims, not the perpetratorencouraged unity, not revengebanned the weapons used in the assault Ardern is a feminist, progressive politician. In 2018 she set …

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500 Days of Women | Day III | Dora Mackenzie

Today, March 23, 2019 marks the occasion of what would have been my grandmother's 109th birthday. Grandma Dora is one of the most important influences in my life. She was a mixture of modern and traditional: she never wore pants but insisted on owning her own livestock and keeping her money separate. Dora's community involvement, …

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500 Days of Women | Day II | Beth Chatto

"A garden is not like a picture hanging on the wall; it is never static and it will constantly evolve and change over time."Beth Chatto Beth Chatto OBE was a plantswoman, garden designer and author of ten gardening books. She had a long career which included operating a plant nursery and winning medals at the …

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500 Days of Women | Day I | Dr. Amanda Foreman

I posted a very half-hearted blog on International Women's Day and I think the lack of creative spark, well, sparked something. There are so many things I am passionate about that I could have blogged about, so why nothing but recycled memes? I think I was feeling helpless. Rampant misogyny in the US government, a …

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