500 Days of Women | Day 14 | Alla Wagner (Write a Letter, Win A House)

Disclosure -- conflict of interest: I am a contest entrant (read my letter 💌). The contest is still open (link below 👇).If you lived in this house would you give it away?Alla Wagner intends to do just that. It is a creative solution to an unfortunate development in her health: Alla found herself unable to continue …

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500 Days of Women | Day 13 | Emily Wilding Davison

Yesterday I posted a question on Twitter: "This British suffragette literally died for the cause." Today, I'm going to write about the accomplishments of Emily Wilding Davison.Emily Davison was a true #badasswoman: in her fervent campaigning for women's rights, she was:10: she was arrested 10 times7: she engaged in 7 hunger strikes49: she was force-fed …

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500 Days of Women | Day 11 | Emily Carr

Emily Carr Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a Canadian artist and writer who hailed from Victoria, BC where her family home, Emily Carr House, is now a museum. The museum website provides a great mini-bio while several full biographies have been published about her life and work. Check them out here. Odds and Ends, Emily Carr, …

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500 Days of Women | Day 10 | Women’s Websites

Just a quick post tonight on day 10 (only 490 more to go!). While preparing the first 10 days of social media posts, I discovered some great sites about women and thought it would be good to share them. Today, I'm featuring Today in Women's History, a website developed by @clairesgould that features one or …

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500 Days of Women | Day 9 | Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson, circa 1846-1847 Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who lived a complex and seemingly tortured life. She died at age 55 before most of her life's work received recognition or was published. The Emily Dickinson Museum is located in her former home of Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily is described as having suffered from …

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500 Days of Women | Day V | Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotive, haunting mezzo-soprano vocals. She has sold millions of albums and won multiple Grammy and Juno Awards. Listen to my favorite Sarah McLachlan songs from Mirrorball.Angel Building a Mystery I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair music festival, which …

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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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