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march 13, 2023
In celebration of Women's History Month, here are a few of my favorite people who have made and continue to make history.
Harriet Tubman - (1822 - 1913)
African-American abolitionist and activist known for the creation of the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used to rescue and free black slaves.
Henrrietta Lacks - (1920 - 1951)
African-American woman whose cancer cells have revolutionized modern medicine.
Sally Ride - (1951 - 2012)
American astronaut and physicist known for being the first American woman to fly into space.
Alice Ball - (1892 - 1916)
African-American chemist known for creating her own medical technique, the Ball Method, which became a very effective treatment for leprosy.
Maya Angelou - (1928 - 2014)
African-American author, poet and civil rights activist
Mary Shelley - (1797 - 1851)
English author known for writing the book, Frankenstein, which has made great strides in popular culture.
Angela Bassett - (1958 - Present)
African-American actress known for her roles in films, such as What's Love Got To Do With It, Boyz N the Hood, Malcolm X, Waiting To Exhale, Vampire In Brooklyn, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Black Panther and its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the television shows, American Horror Story and 9-1-1.
Michelle Obama - (1964 - Present)
Wife of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States who became a shining example of leadership both domestically and internationally.
Sigourney Weaver - (1949 - Present)
American actress known for playing in the Alien movie franchise as the character Ellen Ripley, who is regarded as one of the most prominent female protagonists in pop culture.
Frida Kahlo - (1907 - 1954)
Mexican artist who inspired the world with her paintings, inspired by the dark realties of the society she lived in.
Viola Davis - (1965 - Present)
African-American actress known for her roles in movies, such as Fences, The Help, Suicide Squad, Widows, The Woman King and Air, stage performances, such as Fences, A Raisin In The Sun and Intimate Apparel, and television shows, such as How To Get Away With Murder and The First Lady.
And these are just the women I could name off the top of my head. There are many more who have made an impact on our world and will always be felt and remembered for generations.
artwork of the day
Morph - Josephine Tyler
Josephine is a female version of Joseph Tyler, the main protagonist in my novel, MORPH.