Strong & Independent Women
I spent seven years writing One Woman's Vengeance. Interviewers often ask who I had in mind when I created Nora Hawks. I tell them, "every woman I have ever known." Women have influenced and changed events since the beginning of recorded history. This board searches them out.
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Julie Andrews is one of those rare, seemingly ageless women who combines a down-to-earth quality with sheer class. Singer, actress, writer and devoted mother, she is timeless.
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Julie Andrews. Academy award-winning actress. I love her. She was my first crush!! She will always be Mary Poppins and Maria to me!! My favorite movies: The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Tamarind Seed.
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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history.
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Bessie Coleman, daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license.
Bessie Coleman aka "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess”
This woman has one of the strongest and most nuanced voices in music. She was a pioneer in several genres from folk to rock to pop standards to music of her Mexican heritage. She said what she thought, even when it hurt her and accepted Parkinson's Disease with quiet, grace. She is one of the great voices of the last half of the 20th century.
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She has courage, honor and a strong sense of family values. She stood up to a witch and a wizard for her friends, never asking anything for herself -- until the end when she found she had the power within herself to make her wish come true.
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The Wizard of Oz. Poor Dorothy. All I had to do was click my f****ing heels.
8 Critics throughout history who got it wrong! #judygarland #quotes #overtherainbow #wizardofoz
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Just listened to a Fresh Air interview with Linda. I've been listening to her since her 1967 hit. She did her music her way, explored various styles and cultures and has lived honestly, staying true to herself, her family and her culture.
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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Linda Ronstadt. Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and 70s.
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I've read her adventures many times and often wondered what Alice was like as a lady.I like to think she came back to find the real world just as magical, beautiful, dark and crazy as Wonderland and taught her children to see the wonders all around us.
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Alice trying to play croquet with flamingo and hedgehog - Alices Adventures in Wonderland - Vintage Image. $4.90, via Etsy.
John Tenniel illustration, for Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo ...
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Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. The Congresswoman, represented NY's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Shirley Chisholm. After serving four years in the New York State Assembly, Shirley Chisholm ran successfully for Congress in 1968, becoming the first black woman elected to Congress. Her campaign slogan was “unbought and unbossed.” In 1969, as a member of the House of Representatives, she was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1972, Chisholm was the first black woman in a major party (Democratic) to run for President of the United States.
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1969 | SHIRLEY CHISHOLM became the FIRST BLACK CONGRESSWOMAN and began the first of seven terms. She became one of the founding members of the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS in 1969. Chisholm became the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO MAKE A BID for the Presidency of the United States when she ran for the Democratic nomination in 1972.
Black History Month: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention
Dennis Miller has published his second novel, One Womans Vengeance. The book revolves around Nora Hawks, whose husband was murdered. She was raped and left for dead. She finds the physical and spiritual strength to exact revenge. All profits from Millers books are put into a scholarship fund for MU students.
I wanted to create the strongest, most independent woman imaginable. Nora Hawks was raped by 12 outlaws who murdered her husband. She survives, hires a retired bounty hunter to teach her how to kill and sets out to wreak vengeance.
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Librarian Scott DiMarco is proud to admit that he banned a book from the library at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. He did it to teach his community a lesson about “the arbitrary and capricious nature of censorship.” DiMarco recently wrote about his experience for the Association of College & Research Libraries. After lackluster attendance for Banned Books Week programming last fall, Di Marco decided to follow through on a joke made by local author Dennis Miller.
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Indie Cover of the Day: One Woman's Vengeance by Dennis R. Miller. "Butch Wheeler’s gang shattered Nora Hawk’s dream of a New Mexico horse ranch. The men savagely beat and murdered her husband, raped Nora and left her dying. But she survived, and with the help of retired bounty hunter Peter Clawson, Nora learned the art of killing. She forces her way into man’s world of violence, finding the physical and spiritual strength to see that the killers feel the fury of One Woman’s Vengeance."
An 1895 portrait of Amazons of the Caucasus. Rebellion has always taken place throughout the centuries. One of the earliest forms of rebellion—which continued into the late 20th century—was women adopting male clothes.
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'Amazons of the Caucasus', Armenian women, 1895 | To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian and an unidentified comrade during the 1895 Hamidian troubles, when the Armenians of Zeitun, fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves (photo taken in Western Armenia)
1895. Armenian women warriors-- after all the men of the village were massacred, the women took up arms to defend their land and rights.
Big guns, or tiny women. Amazons of Western Armenia, 1895.
female Armenian guerrilla fighters, 1895...amazing! turn of the century 1800s 1890s women in pants trousers old photo vintage 19th century
Armenian fighters in 1895
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Amazons of the Caucasus, in 1895. Girl power
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Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.
Olive Oatman (1837-1903) lead a remarkable life. She was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. I’m not talking about some little anchor tattoo on her shoulder, either. Oatman’s tattoo was hardcore even by today’s standards: 5 blue vertical bars that ran from her lower lip to the base of her chin. What made a teenage Mormon girl do such a thing? Was she the inspiration for the whore in "Hell On Wheels?"
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Some Southwest History for homeschooling kids. Olive Oatman, first known tattooed white woman in the U.S. ~ Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her sister (who later died of starvation) and her brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.
Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 years later. ( Hell on Wheels)
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Sacajawea, a Shoshoni teenager, guided Louis and Clark across the Rockies to the Pacific Coast in Oregon in 1805-06. She was treated as an equal, even being allowed to vote with the other men.
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Sacajawea: Sacajawea was a Shoshone Native American and a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. They were the first whites to cross North America, and she guided them when she was still only 15 years old. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance.
Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, and eventually reunited with her people, the Shoshone Indians. She was the woman who served as an interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated through the lands of the Americas all while carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. Sacajawea traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas to the great water (the Pacific Ocean). In the journals of the explorers, they mention she
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She was not only a strong presence, she was an important art collector, and the central female figure in the modern art movement among artists, and a major influence on a school of writers including Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and others. She coined the term "The Lost Generation." She was also out front about her sexuality, a century ahead of her time.
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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France
Ellen is funny, serious, strong and clear. She staked her career on honesty -- and won. She is successful doing it her way.
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Her lifetsyle was independent and unconventional. She shunned the Hollywood publicity world and won four Academy Awards as best actress, had a 26-year affair with Spencer Tracy and became the symbol for the 20th century independent woman. After several movie flops, she was labelled "box office poison" and staged her own successful comeback.
Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency.
Pearl Buck (1892-1973), author of The Good Earth and other novels, she was also a civil rights activist and recipient of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature
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Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949 Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her novel The Good Earth.
Pearl Buck - Premio Nobel de Literatura 1938 "por sus descripciones ricas y verdaderamente épicas de la vida campesina en China y por sus obras biográficas"
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set other records, wrote bestselling books about her experiences and helped create The Ninety Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1937 she attempted to fly around the world. She disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. Her disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
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: Ameila Earhart.
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Helen McCloy wrote mystery and suspense novels. She cofounded a publishing company, a literary agency, and in 1950 became the first woman to serve as president of The Mystery Writers of America. Her series character Dr. Basil Willing believes that "Every criminal leaves psychic fingerprints, and he can't wear gloves to hide them."
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Maya Angelo is one of the strongest, most creative and independent women ever. She did a stint as pimp and prostitute to becoming one of the most respected writer-poets ever, gathering more than 30 honorary doctorates and reading her poem, "On the Pulse of the Morning at President Clinton's inauguration. She speaks to both sexes and all races.
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Today in loving memory of Maya Angelou: Success id liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. #MayaAngelou #RIP #RestInPeace #RIPMayaAngelou #MayaAngelouQuotes #KeepInspiring #WisdomWedsnesday #Wisdom #Wise #WordsOfWisdom #Truth #Enlightenment #Inspire #Facts #WisdomSeeker #QuotesForLife #WiseWords #TrueQuotes
TGIM! Words of wisdom from a wise woman! ;) RIP Ms Angelou .... No longer here in flesh but her words still live on, touch lives, n speaks truth... what will u leave behind? #mayaangelou #wordtothewise #poetry #success
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"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan's controversial, ground-breaking book, "The Feminine Mystique" celebrated its 50th anniversary in Feb. 2013. Ms. Friedan paved the way for the "second wave of feminism." She founded and was the first president of the National Organization for Women. In 1970 she organized the first Women's Strike for Equality. She was easily one of the most influential women of the 20th century.
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those who know me best, know I truly admire Betty Friedan! I have read The Feminine Mystique more times that I should admit.
Betty Friedan, activist and author of The Feminine Mystique, a book credited with sparking the modern feminism movement. She was also co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Friedan
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Malala Yousufzai. The Pakastani student was shot in the head on her way home from school by Taliban militants for promoting girls' education and "western thinking." The shooting sparked outrage both in Pakistan and around the world. Her story captured global attention for the struggle for women's rights in Pakistan. She made the shortlist for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2012.
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Malala Yousufzai, the face of young women of the world struggling against oppression.
Stockholm: Girl’s rights champion Malala Yousafzai won the World’s Children’s Prize, after a global vote involving millions of children.\Malala, 17, was shot in the head in 2012 by the Taliban near her home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for her advocacy of girls’ right to go to school. “Millions of children have voted to award Malala this year’s World’s Children’s Prize ... Read More »
Malala Yousafzai is a 14 year old girl who was shot a few days ago for attempting to organize women to demand their rights in Pakistan. This was a failed attempt because it showed the inhumanity of shooting such a defenseless person as for basic human rights. What a strong young lady.
This young girl has more passion and courage than most. The zealots that shot her for her beliefs are nothing more than recreant little men for doing such a thing to a child. - "Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face and the leg for being "pro-West" according to the Taliban. She is said to be in a stable condition."
Don’t Let Malala Yousafzai’s Voice Be Silenced. Everyone deserves an education, everyone, including girls, world-wide. This brave young woman risks her life to promote education for all.
Gabrielle Giffords. I can't imagine the struggle she endured to come out victorious after the Arizona shooting. Agree with her or not, her 13-sentence testimony on Jan. 30, 2013 was one of the most inspiring things I've ever seen. Her words came hard, but they were poetry and a hard-hitting demand. It brought tears to my eyes. She is among the most courageous of people -- man or woman.
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Gabby Giffords. Amazing woman.
Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords - an amazing, strong and inspirational woman. Gabby is a TRUE hero!
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Gabby ..... One of the most inspiring people I've ever heard of. If you ever get the chance to watch her special it is a must do.
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Agatha Christie, the English novelist, is the best selling author of all time with 66 detective novels, including the Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple series and The Mousetrap, the longest running play of all time. Her books have sold more than 4 billion copies. Dame Agatha Christie was strong, independent and just plain classy.
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Love love LOVE Agatha Christie novels, particularly the Hercule Poirot series.
Agatha Christie. Still working on collecting all her books, almost there! Thank God for used book stores!
Angelina Jolie. The wild girl blossomed into a caring mother and humanitarian who has given time, money and her name to various causes around the world.
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Angelina Jolie (por Mario Testino)
Beautiful natural look (hair and makeup) on top, elegant dress on bottom. My kind of "dressed up" done just right. I never feel like being too flashy.
Angelina Jolie. My woman crush.
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Angelina Jolie. Some people just sparkle a little brighter
Elizabeth Warren rules. She's one of the strongest, most articulate, and most honest people in the country today. I hope she's President one day.
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Smart woman that Elizabeth Warren
#ElizabethWarren Cause she says with more clout than me.
Pay it forward. Great way to put it, the social contract. -Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren - major girl crush
Phoolan Devi, India's Bandit Queen, was elected to parliament after overcoming a life of poverty and crime. A friend in England said that Nora Hawks, the protagonist in One Woman's Vengeance, reminded her of Devi, an incredibly strong woman.