The Book (v.1)

It's a long story. One for my 6-year-old daughter. One about women, who we are and who we can be. I completed the initial draft of the project in mid-December 2013. The pins here represent the women and girls who were included. But I've left out so much, so many roles women play, so much of history, so much of the world. So here's the set for the first volume, and I'll start collecting names for the second now.
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Viola Smith, 100 years old. One of the first female professional drummers, she graced the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1940.

Viola Smith, 100 years old -- she will turn 101 on November One of the first female professional drummers. She graced the cover of Billboard Magazine in

Frida Kahlo

Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas (Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird) 1940 by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Oil on canvas. Housed at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, in Austin, TX.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.[

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 1815 – October was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in

Eleanor Roosevelt

Another pinner said (I agree): This is very close to me as I continue to grow I have had to eliminate negative people and behavior in my life. Often with emotionally painful but yet rewarding results.

Jane Addams, founder of Hull House and Mother of Modern Social Work

Jane Addams (September 1860 – May was a pioneer settlement worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor (born March is a retired United States Supreme Court justice. She was the first woman appointed to the court, serving as an Associate Justice from 1981 until retiring from the Court in 2006

Katherine Dunham - innovater in modern African American dance

Katherine Dunham - American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist

Virginia Hall - WWII spy

Virginia Hall Goillot, MBE, DSC - was an American spy with the Special Operations Executive during and later with the Office of Strategic Services and the Special Activities Division.

Rose Valland - kept records of Nazi plunder which enabled many priceless pieces to be recovered

Rose Antonia Maria Valland Nov 1980 World War II hero: Rose was a French art historian, a member of the French resistance, a captain in the French military, a successful spy and one of the most decorated women ever.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell, first woman to be ordained in the US

Antoinette Brown Blackwell first woman minister ordained in the United States, social reformer and suffragist First Ordained Woman Minister and Social Reformer

Amelia Earhart

Welcome to the official Amelia Earhart website. Learn more about Amelia Earhart and contact us today for licensing opportunities.

Laura Cobb, WWII nurse, one of the "Angels of Bataan"

Laura Cobb, WWII nurse, one of the "Angels of Bataan"

Irena Sendler - saved the lives of 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the ghetto when performing inspections of the plumbing/sewer system

Irena Sendler Died 12 May 2008 (age Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.

Marlee Matlin, Oscar-winning deaf actress (Children of a Lesser God)

Wallpaper and background photos of Marlee Matlin for fans of Marlee Matlin images.

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