“No, you can’t do that. As a woman, it is forbidden.”

Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, and Malala didn’t get the memo.

They decided that enough was enough. They would not settle for the status quo and take society’s imposed rules for granted. With every spark they ignited, they brought women one step closer to a future where they could dream, receive an education, make their own decisions, take control [...]

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In the past couple months, it seems I’ve heard “the first woman” enough times to pique my interest on women taking on leadership roles and being acknowledged for their accomplishments. This led to some digging, which led to inspirational snippets of women’s firsts since the 17th and 18th centuries. From patent-holders and botanists to entertainers and lawyers, women continue to make strides in breaking [...]

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