Hello you gorgeous biographical historical fiction. As a kid I spent a lot of time reading biographies for children. They had a whole row of them in the library and I read about Florence Nightingale, Hellen Keller, Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony…but I don’t recall ever coming across Ada Lovelace. .
“Enchantress of Numbers” by Jennifer Chiaverini (full synopsis in comments) follows Ada Lovelace, pioneer in computing, through her strict “no make-believe or fairy tales” upbringing, to her work with Charles Babbage on his Difference Engine, her defiance of stereotypes, falling in love, and being freaking genius in general. Historical fiction is one of my most favorite ways to absorb world history, and I truly cannot wait to read this one. .
I’m so grateful to these women pioneers who have provided us with wonderful legacies to follow and learn from. Who are some of your favorite historical heroes or figures?
🦋Thank you IG community💗, for inspiring so much creativity this past year. 😉 Here’s to another awesome year of adding some eye candy into the 🌎. Enjoy SALE prices now in the shop, till Sunday night, 12/17 at 11:59pm. (In photo: holiday red beads & Czech gold glass beads with 14k gold plated 24” necklace)
I'm overwhelmed at the sacrifices people have made to be the first to break boundaries- and I thank them with all my heart - from this courageous little girl and her family and the one teacher who would teach her. Breaks my heart not one other child stayed with her in class. But we must focus on the ones who stood with this child. #Repost @sophiabush ・・・
#OnThisDay • Saluting all the women who have been trailblazers, who have fought all forms of injustice before us, and all those who will follow in their footsteps afterward. #ShePersisted
#Onthisday in 1960, Ruby Bridges became the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, New Orleans, Louisiana. On her first day, four U.S. Marshals escorted Ruby and her mother to William Frantz Elementary School when local officials refused to protect her. For the entire school year only one teacher, Barbara Henry agreed to teach Ruby, and a classroom by herself due to the withdrawal of students by their parents from her class. For over a year, Henry taught Ruby alone. Her father was fired from his job and her grandparents thrown off the farm they rented. Ruby persisted and finished the school year, remaining a student there through elementary school. #APeoplesJourney#ANationsStory
📸: U.S. Marshals escorted Bridges to and from school.
I’m on my way to one of the stores I help Supervise wearing THIS hat. A White Suburban old man keeps staring at me with his tongue out! SERIOUSLY old perverted fool YOU KNOW NOT where I come from. I’m done! Welcome to the new Generation of Women WHO STAND #NaloBuilt#ShePersisted
"Now you understand just why my heads not bowed. I don't shout or jump about or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, it ought to make you proud. I say, it's the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need for my care. 'Cause I'm a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me." -- Maya Angelou
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#HappyBirthday to suffragist Harriet Taylor Upton, born #OnThisDay in 1854. Upton's father was a congressman and she accompanied him to Washington, DC. By 1890, Upton had fully committed to the suffrage movement and used her family's position to help push for the cause. Upton worked for the next 30 years to ensure women had the right to vote. She served as the treasurer of the National Women's Suffrage Association for 15 years and was the first female Vice Chair of the National Republican Executive Committee. Upton was also a founding member of the National League of Women Voters. While unsuccessful, Upton ran for Congress when she was in her 70s. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress) #womenshistory#HarrietTaylorUpton#womenssuffrage#NationalLeagueofWomenVoters#therighttovote
Last weekend the Persistent Sisters cards were given out at a slumber party. This weekend they were a holiday party favor. I love these creative ways to promote women’s history for kids and adults! (Thanks for sharing the picture, Lisa!) #persistentsisters
Sophie Scholl. Convicted of high treason and executed by Nazis at the age of 21, Scholl was a member of the White Rose a group that distributed leaflets and graffitied public spaces calling for resistance to the Nazi Regime.