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We love Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya @alonglastname’s #BeyondCurie project, which celebrates women in STEM like Rita Levi-Montalcini, Maryam Mirzakhani, YouYou Tu, Katherine Johnson, and Mae Jemison. You can learn more about all of them from Amanda at go.ted.com/plan and if you want to book Amanda to speak at your next event, you can go to freshspeakers.com

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#DidYouKnow Washington, DC native Dr. Martha E.L. Haynes is known as the first black woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics. This trailblazer lead the way in education for 47 years. She started her career in the mathematics department at Miners Teacher College. Later, Haynes became the first black woman appointed president of the Washington D.C Board of Education. During her time with the D.C.Board of Education, she fought de facto segregation in the public schools and promoted integration. She also co-founded the Catholic Interracial Council of the District of Columbia. Haynes legacy and service lives on today through scholarship funds and the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington D.C.that bears her name. #womenshistory #DrMarthaHaynes #MarthaHaynes #PHD #mathmatics #womenineducation #womeninSTEM #sheisthefirst #trailblazer #blackgirlmagic

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Every form of popular African-American entertainment – comedy, drama, dance, gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, swing, bebop, rock and roll, and soul music – was showcased at the Apollo Theater. Among the LGBT luminaries who took to the stage was Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. Learn more about this storied performance venue.⠀
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Photos: (1) Inset of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton via Bear Family Records; (2) "Big Mama" Thornton performing, via Arhoolie Foundation / Arhoolie Records.⠀
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#lgbt #lgbtq #lgbthistory #lesbian #lesbianhistory #herstory #womenshistory #Harlem #ApolloTheater #blues #bluessinger #rockandroll #BigMama #BigMamaThornton #onthisday

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From lead makeup to arsenic dresses,the old adage "beauty is pain" has rung true, historically. Through the centuries, the ideal female form has taken many shapes. From the strait-laced Victorians to the modern seekers of flat stomachs, the desire to change one’s appearance is dwarfed only by the myriad of objects that have been created to do so. But just what is it that would make a woman take a burning metal rod to her hair or stagger in stilettos? Throughout this exhibit, examine up close some treacherous and downright torturous objects of beauty that have been both advocated and condemned over years of fluctuating fashion.

#WomensHistory #Herstory #History #Beauty #Fashion #InstaBeauty #BeautyGram #FashionHistory #Corset #makeup #museum #exhibit #sandiegomuseum

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Pioneers for women’s suffrage. Oh! The things we take for granted! Mott, Stanton and Anthony—great,strong women. #womenempowerment #womenshistory #capitolbuilding

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Grace Thorpe⠀
(December 10, 1921 – April 1, 2008)⠀

Grace Thorpe, the daughter of well-known Native American Olympic athlete and football player Jim Thorpe, was herself a pretty kickass Native American role model.⠀

During World War II, she enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, where she received a Bronze Star for her service during the battle of New Guinea. ⠀

After the war, she married and settled down in New York to live close to her father. But in the late-1960s, as social unrest and activism spread across the country, she was inspired to join a group of Native activist as they occupied Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay to bring attention to the dismal response the US government had made historically to the grievances of Native Americans. "Alcatraz was the catalyst and the most important event in the Indian movement to date. It made me put my furniture into storage and spend my life savings."⠀

She acted as a negotiator between the activists and the federal government, successfully securing a generator, water barge, and ambulance service for the activists on the island.⠀

After the occupations ended, she did not return to her previously staid life. Instead she became a lobbyist on behalf of the National Congress of American Indians, and cofounded the National Indian Women’s Action Corps, a group that focused on empowering Native women. "We Indian women decided to start beating the drum for ourselves… We want all Indian women who want to be active to join us in finding solutions to our problems." #nativeamerican #nativewomen #kickasswomen #bebrave #rolemodel #ww2 #veteran #women #american #history #womenshistory

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THE MADELEINE PROJECT is among "the ideal reads for Christmas" in The Irish Independent whose reviewer says this extraordinary book "reconstructs Madeleine’s life and loves in a moving and absorbing manner." TimeOut has also included THE MADELEINE PROJECT in its Holiday Gift Guide. “Techy bookworms will appreciate this endearing tale—told through tweets translated from French to English—about what Clara Beaudoux discovers in a storage space left behind by a previous tenant."
—TimeOut Chicago #themadeleineproject #clarabeaudoux #paris #books @timeoutchicago @independent.ie #memoir #graphicnovel #frenchliterature #france🇫🇷 #womenshistory #giftideas #christmasbooks #twitter #tweetedbook #bookstagram #dublin #chicago #xmasbooks #translation #alisonanderson #frenchhistory #francophile

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2/4: “A Short History on the First Tree Huggers”
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India, September 1730:
Soldiers arrived at Khejarli (then Jehnad), the village of the Bishnoi people, on orders from the ruler of Jodphu to cut down trees to be used in the construction of a new palace.
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Instead, Amrita Devi, a Bishnoi woman, immediately ran forward to protect the khejri tree (Prosopis cineraria). She did so by HUGGING THE TREE, and refusing to move. When she was killed, her 3 daughters promptly took her place. When they were killed, other Bishnoi (from the same village and surrounding villages) took their place until, in an event that would come to be known as the Khejarli Massacre, 363 Bishnoi had sacrificed their lives for the defense of their trees.
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Upon hearing of their sacrifices, the ruler Abhay Singh intervened and rescinded the original order, calling for a permanent ban to prevent any future felling of the trees. A temple was later erected in honor of the 363 Bishnoi who gave their lives, and today Bishnoi continue to make the pilgrimage every September to honor this history.
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The story of the Bishnoi — i.e. the OG ‘tree huggers’ — would inspire an impetus for non violent protests against deforestation over 200 years later, in yet another example of WOC as tree huggers and leaders of the environment. The story continues in our next post.
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#treehugger #treehuggers #original #og #indian #bishnoi #centralindia #desert #desertdwelling #history #knowyourhistory #BIWOC #women #leadersofourplanet #leadership #womenleadership #frontrunners #frontrunner #womensrights #womenshistory #india

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The framed print of my book's cover signed with well wishes from my fellow @Windy_City_RWA is now hanging on my office wall. Thanks again to all, especially @katrinaabauer and @stephscottya #yalit #historical #romance #womenshistory #rwa

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Yesterday, board members Mingo Stroeber and Amanda Owen, met with Judy Kohl, head of the Hedgelawn Foundation and granddaughter of Philadelphia suffragist Florence Worsham Harnly who proudly marched up Broad Street in Philadelphia 1915 with thousands of others demanding her right to vote. The Justice Bell Foundation has set up a research fund under FWH’s name as we delve into archives ferreting out the stories of women who worked tirelessly to ensure that women could vote. If you are interested in helping us uncover these hidden areas of history to shed light on those who played an important but unrecognized role in shaping our country, please consider donating to our Florence Worsham Harnly Fund. Your donation will help us bring programs about the Justice Bell, women’s suffrage, and the 19th Amendment to schools.
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Cynthia Asquith recalled in he memoir, "Remember and be Glad," what the daily routine was like four I wealthy woman of the Victorian era. "A large fraction of our time was spent in changing our clothes, particularly in winter when you came down to breakfast ready for church in your best dress made probably of velvet if you could afford it, or velveteen if you couldn't. After church you went into tweeds. You always changed again before tea, into a tea gown if you possessed that special creation; the less affluent or a summer day-frock. However small your dress allowance, a different dinner dress for each night was necessary."

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Anne Askew (1521-1546) was an early English female poet and Protestant Martyr. She is considered to have been the first English woman to seek a divorce, and the
only woman prisoner tortured, unlawfully, in the Tower of London. She was forced by her father to marry a Catholic man; her husband denounced her for speaking out
about her Reformed religious convictions against the prevailing views of King Henry VIII. She was tried on charges of heresy by the Church and Crown, refused
to be silent about her beliefs, and wrote a first-person account, “The Examinations of Anne Askew,” in which she demonstrated her learning and proclaimed her defiance. The work was printed after her death and widely read. She was burned at the stake. #TheNewHistoria “Like as the armed knight
Appointed to the field,
With this world will I fight
And Faith shall be my shield”
Information provided by Gina Luria Walker @thenewschool’s @thenewhistoria @refinery29 #TheNewHistoria #AnneAskew #WomensHistory #Feminism

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I’m so happy that @jess_tales is a Persistent Sister. The illustration at the top left corner is featured in our current set of trading cards as a nine card collage. Follow @jess_tales to see more of her work (and pins and patches and more!) #Repost @jess_tales (@get_repost)
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G R A C I A S por el apoyo ❤️ Ha sido un buen año 😌 y que el que viene sea aún mejor 🙌🏻✨


THANK YOU for your support ❣️It’s been a good year ✨☺️

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Join Marissa and Elizabeth for a really interesting discussion of the Little Ice Age and historical climatology.  It's super fascinating. LISTEN NOW www.digpodcast.org  Link in bio @dig_history  This painting is by Pieter Brughel, entitled "Hunting in the Snow." .
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#historymatters #twitterstorians #historypodcast #podcasting #podcastjunkie #sex #historyofsex #learnsomething #womenalsoknowhistory #historian #podernfamily #podcast #worldhistory #americanhistory #history #historynerd #historylovers #feminist #feminism #womenempowerment #womeninbiz #twitterstorians #womensrights #womenentrepreneurs #womenshistory #dighistory #womenalsoknowhistory #littleiceage

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The world’s first computer program was written by the poet Lord Byron’s daughter. Ada Lovelace, unlike most women of her time, was thoroughly educated in math and science. She translated a paper on a proposed Analytical Engine, and published with it a method of calculating a series of numbers using the device--an algorithm intended to be read by a machine, making her the first computer programmer. Ada also predicted that computers could and would be used for things other than number crunching. Sadly, just as in Ada’s lifetime, today women are underrepresented in the fields of math, science, and technology. How do we solve this problem? #WOMENSHISTORY #womeninstem #adalovelace #HappyBirthday #onthisday #Sheisthefirst #computerprogrammer #computerscience

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Some info on my Christmas present! Apparently its super rare due the the fact that the womens defense corps was a short lived early war program at the university of north texas, more research to come!! #femalereenactor #texashistory #homefront #wwiireenacting #wwiihomefront #universityofnorthtexas #UNT #womenduringwar #womenshistory #rare #universityrotc

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#DidYouKnow in the early 1960s a group of women were part of Lovelace's Woman in Space Program. While the Lovelace Foundation was a private organization, Dr. Lovelace was head of NASA's Special Committee on Bioastronautics. Thirteen of the 19 women tested passed the physical examination Lovelace had developed for NASA's astronaut selection process and became known as the Mercury 13. All were very skilled airplane pilots with commercial ratings. However, when Lovelace tried to set up additional tests the Navy would not allow the use of their facilities without a direct request from NASA. Despite protests and a hearing before Congress, nothing was done and the program was shut down. While these women might not have gotten to space, they did help make it possible for Sally Ride to become the first American woman in space. Members of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs, also known as the "Mercury 13"). Visiting the space center as invited guests of STS-63 Pilot Eileen Collins, the first female shuttle pilot and later the first female shuttle commander, are (from left): Gene Nora Jessen, Wally Funk, Jerrie Cobb, Jerri Truhill, Sarah Rutley, Myrtle Cagle and Bernice Steadman. (Photo Credit: @nasa) #womenshistory #WomeninSTEM #Mercury13 #Lovelace #FLAT #NASA #CSEdWeek

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The #wind blows in the curtain creating this moment at the long closed down #rockhavensanitarium that was women owned and run from #1923 to 2006. #aroseisarose #ghosts #spirits of the past? #womenshistory #mentalhealth #sanitarium #1920s

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Growing up, you learn about history, but there are never many HERstories taught in classrooms.📚 This book shines a spotlight on some of the baddest girls throughout history. And aside from the beautiful illustrations, I also LOVE that there are so many women of color in this book! If you haven’t gotten it yet, GET ONE!🤗 #showmeyourbadgirl #badgirlsthroughouthistory #chroniclebooks #thefutureisfemale #phenomenalwoman #iamenough

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A sign reading: "women's rights, love Betty", is held by Betty Mills the daughter of Lewis-Clark State College professor Amy Canfield, who teaches American Women's History. All the while Corina Larsen, center, poses for a picture with her mother Lisa Longoria, left, and grandmother, Cori Navarro as they hold up their fists at the "Woman Redfined: Women's Activism in History" exhibit at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lewiston. Larsen, an education major at LCSC, was at the event on Saturday presenting her final project along with over a dozen other students in the 400-level history class. (📸 by Pete Caster / @petecasterphoto )
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#lewiston #lewistonidaho #lewistonid #idaho #lcsc #lcstate #womensrights #womenempowerment #womenshistory #idahome #208 #lcvalley #lewisclarkvalley #lewisclarkstatecollege #lewisclarkstate

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