31 women of history I admire

It’s Women’s History Month, and I am posting CURRENT women’s accounts in my Instagram feed every day this month. Why? Because statistics show that history is written by men, about men. Approximately ONE PERCENT of recorded history in the world is about women, and I’m really not okay with that.

There’s only so much that can be done to backtrack and learn women’s perspectives from time already past. I am grateful to historians who are making that attempt, and support those efforts. My personal strength lies in collecting and recording stories NOW, so future generations do not have such a dearth of information about our time period. So that’s where my Instagram feed comes in.

Even though I’m not writing about women of the past (at least not at this point), I do still love learning about them. In no particular order …

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nellie Bly
  • my grandmothers, Erma Peterson Beers
  • … and Severa Knobloch Palmer
  • Shirley Temple
  • Jane Addams
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sybil Ludington
  • Abigail Adams
  • Emma Smith
  • Susan B Anthony
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Katharine Graham
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Ida B Wells-Barnett
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Jane Goodall
  • Frances Perkins
  • Katherine Gobel Johnson
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Julia Child
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Maya Angelou
  • Jane Austen
  • Princess Diana
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Freida Khalo
  • the Gees Bend quilters

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