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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #7 – Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols is an actor and NASA recruiter, most famous for her role as Uhura in the original series of Star Trek. It’s easy to dismiss the contributions of an actor in the company of pharaohs and spies and Nobel … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #6 – Mary Bowser

Mary Bowser was a freed slave and one of the most successful spies in the American Civil War. One could be forgiven, reading her Wikipedia entry, for thinking that her achievements were largely the result of the work of her … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #5: Geena Davis

Yeah, sure, Hollywood actor, Oscar Winner, Golden Globe, big whoop. Except… she’s also a sportswoman, activist, and, frankly, Big Damn Hero. As well as narrowly missing out on joining the US Olympics team for archery, she’s also fronting the Geena Takes … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #4 – Le Chevalier d’Eon

There’s gonna be some people who’ll disagree with this one, but I see how my trans friends get treated by some feminists these days, and I feel it’s important to include trans women. Moreover, reading up on le Chevalier d’Eon, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #3 – Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai – Activist for the Education of Women Malala: 16 years old, youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, shot in the head by the Taliban at 15 for the work she was already doing on behalf of … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #2 – Aemelia Lanyer

Aemilia Lanyer (1569–1645): Poet My second inspirational woman is Aemelia Lanyer (also called Emilia Lanier), 17th Century poet and first woman to be published as a poet in the English language. (Yeah, we’ve jumped a few thousand years, this is … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women #1

People are tweeting lists of inspiring women for International Women’s Day: On #IWD2014 women past & present who inspire me: Dorothy Parker Frances Partridge Dorothy Wilding Sally Mann @caitlinmoran — Lou Abercrombie (@LadyGrimdark) March 8, 2014   Love @LadyGrimdark‘s “inspiring … Continue reading

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