Bessie Coleman, Fearless Aviator Breaking Barriers

Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African-American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot. She persevered through discrimination and danger in order to fly in the early days of aviation. Like many aviators of the early 20th century, she made her living as a barnstormer, similar to today’s stunt pilots. People lined up[…]

Anglo-Saxon Women in England

Saint Edith of Wilton, (961-984) was the illegitimate daughter of Anglo-Saxon King Edgar the Peaceable. She was born, educated and died at Wilton Abbey. Image from 13th C. British Library manuscript in public domain By Susan Abernethy Historian Freelance History Writer On the topic of ordinary Anglo-Saxon women in England there are some limited sources[…]

Clinton’s Presumptive Nomination a Victory for the Women’s Movement, Not for Women

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate after winning primaries in California and three other states June 7, 2016, thanks her supporters that night at a rally at the Duggan Greenhouse Building in Brooklyn, N.Y. / Selcuk ACAR/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images By Kate Arnoff / 06.10.2016 Tuesday was a historic day. For the first time in history, a woman will[…]

Reviving the Ancient Sisterhood

By Azriel ReShel / 06.09.2016 The Healing Power of Women In the heart of every woman beats the longing to sit with her sisters, to crack open, connect deeply and share her vulnerability, her joys, fears and her dreams. In ancient times the unfettered magic of the sacred feminine flowed freely. Her abundant fertility and creative[…]

Hillary Hopefuls, Stop Calling Bernie Backers Sexist! It’s ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Absurd’

By Allen Clifton / 04.10.2016 The Moderate Voice I am sick and tired of some Hillary Clinton supporters throwing out “sexism” – constantly. Just because a male says something to or about a female that comes off as rude or disrespectful does not instantly make it sexist. Sure, there has been sexism thrown Clinton’s way.[…]