Women’s History Month & American History

As I've mentioned, you can't explore America's history without discovering the vital roles women played.. So with the help of this Hello Giggles piece, I urge you to go learn about eight influential indigenous American women. Here's just a few: Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich helped past America's first anti-discrimination law in 1945 Susan La Flesche Picotte... Continue Reading →

The Help

I read Kathryn Stockett's The Help back in 2011 which seems like so long ago now! I was sick recently and looking through my bookshelves for a familiar good book, something that would have the same effect as comfort food when you're feeling down, and the bright yellow spine of The Help was practically jumping out at me... Continue Reading →

Stronger Together Pt. 2

My disposition has changed exponentially in the last forty-eight hours. Like most of us, I've gone from shock and disbelief to confusion and skepticism, to sadness and fear, to anger and now to determination. My first wave of feelings were personal. I wanted a woman to be the president and I wanted it to be... Continue Reading →

Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People's Day! I'm so glad to report that my city recently voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. This movement has been gaining momentum over the years and I think that with the help of social media, it will only continue to do so.   Recognizing Native American tribes for what... Continue Reading →

Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen is a new release from Chronicle Books that looks like such a great book with equal parts humor, history and gorgeous illustrations. Who are these so-called bad girls? Of the one hundred women featured, some of which include Ada Lovelace, Sojourner Truth, Annie Oakley, Catherine the Great and... Continue Reading →

Hundred Year Old Lessons

Some people might find this to be creepy, while others have said that it's haunting. If you know me well, you know that my era of choice is the 1900’s, so I find these chalkboard drawings from 1917 that were just discovered in an Oklahoma City public school to be utterly fascinating. They represent three... Continue Reading →

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