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Badass Ladies of History: Decca Mitford (pt 1)

Young women today are spoiled for choice in role models. The philanthropic can look to Jane Addams or Ethel Kennedy, the civic-minded may find heroes in Michelle Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton (or perhaps Leslie Knope), and aspiring scientists can get into Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, or even Hedy Lamarr. And with every passing day, […]

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Badass Ladies of History: Jane Addams

When our beloved editor suggested I write about a badass lady who reformed mental health, I jumped at the chance to write about Jane Addams.  When I have a job I’m a social worker, and we have Jane Addams to thank for what social work looks like today.  She’s to social work what Freud was […]