That’s right, I’ve managed not one, but two news stories that involve David Bowie. We’ve also got some judges who could be heroes, just for one day…
It is utterly classic for me to get extraordinarily enthusiastic about a project and then, slowly and inevitably, get dragged down in to the muck and the mire of the details of getting it going. For instance: as a child, I spent hours sculpting the characters for the stories I was of course going to […]
In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant universal suffrage for women over 21. The woman who led the way for this to occur was Kate Sheppard, who is a true Badass Lady of History.
Three women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Libya and Tawakaul Karman of Yemen, are splitting the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
“A woman that hath impudently passed the part of womanhood and been… chief commander and director of thieves and murderers at sea.”* Who doesn’t love a pirate queen?
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston marathon as a registered entrant. In previous years, women had run the race unofficially, presumably following the course without earning the same recognition as their male counterparts. It took Switzer’s race entry to change this.
Huda Shaarawi was a revolutionary Egyptian feminist, as well as a pioneer in progressive thinking. She was born in in 1879 in Minya, to a well-to-do family.
Luisa Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists. A woman beyond her time, she was a writer, a feminist, a labor leader and an anarchist, who struggled not only to bring change to the emrging labor movement in Puerto Rico, but also as a woman who worked to […]
My Grandma Wink was the only of my four grandparents who wasn’t born in the United States, which, to me, made her the most interesting. She was five when her family emigrated from the Netherlands, so she didn’t have many stories about the “old country” but she remembered Ellis Island very well.
“Wouldn’t y’all vote for me to be president? That’s right, I can’t make it no worse! If Elizabeth can run England, I can run America. What has she got that I didn’t use to have and can’t get again, that’s what I want to know.” ““ Moms Mabley
“She is more dangerous than a thousand rioters…” – The Chicago Police Department description of Lucy Parsons
In 1916, 21-year-old Marion Wong wrote, directed, and produced the first film by a Chinese American and one of the first by a woman. The Curse of Quon Gwon, the story of Chinese American lovers cursed by the god of war and wealth, abandoned Hollywood stereotypes in favor of more realistic portrayals of Americans of […]
When the Apollo program was working on the ship that eventually took man to the moon, the pocket calculator had not yet been invented. The Apollo 11 guidance system had a whopping 72k of memory on board, which is the size of a smallish .jpg file. The men and women who helped build and launch […]
Editor’s note: We’re dusting off a few pieces from the archives this week in honor of APA Heritage Month. Katherine Sui Fun Cheung was born in Canton, China in 1904 and immigrated to the United States in 1921 to live with her father and study music. One afternoon soon after her arrival, Cheung’s father took […]
Nana Mouskouri is up there with Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley. Name not ringing a bell? How about if I told you she has sold over 300 million records worldwide in her career that has spanned over five decades? What if I told you she sang in Greek, Welsh, German, English, Italian, […]