Nicknamed “The Flying Housewife”, she was Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands. Arguably the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, one of the greatest olympians of all time, and a pioneer in the fight for equal rights and opportunity for women. 72 years ago today, the 1948 summer Olympics began in London. Because of World […]Read More “The Flying Housewife”
Along the waterfront of Portland, Oregon is a statue of a woman sitting in a position like she is inviting you to come tell her your story. Thousands walk, run, and bike by her every day. I wonder how many of those people know her story. Her name is Vera Katz, and she is the […]Read More Vera Katz: Portland’s Own Lady Liberty
Happy 22nd birthday to one of the most inspiring people in the world today, Malala Yousafzai. Since 2013, July 12 is has been dubbed “Malala Day” by the United Nations to honor this amazing hero and her activism for young women throughout the world. As a child she became an outspoken advocate for education and […]Read More Happy Malala Day!
Happy birthday to Susan La Flesche Picotte! Don’t know her? That’s okay, most don’t. She was the first Native American female Doctor. She was born in a buckskin teepee on the frontier on June 17, 1865. She applied for a scholarship from the bureau of Indian affairs, and became the first person ever to receive […]Read More Susan La Flesche Picotte: The First Native American Doctor