Women Who Inspire Me - Kamala Harris

So I don't know about anyone else but I was exhausted after this election.   No matter what side of the political fence you are on, this was stressful....especially as it continued in.  I'm old enough to remember clearly the 2000 election and had my fingers crossed this election would drag out for weeks like that one did.

This Monday morning, I'm inspired by Kamala Harris.  Again, we all have political leanings and this is not the topic of this blog.  I'm inspired because for the first time in history, we have a Madam Vice President.  And that is inspiring to me.  It is also, in my opinion, long overdue.  

Being the first is nothing new to Kamala.  She was the first woman of color to become San Francisco's District Attorney.  She was also the first woman and person of color to become the Attorney General of California and the second woman of color to be elected to the US Senate.   From there she went on to become the...

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Women Who Inspire Me: Isabella Bird

Isabella Bird got around…in the truest sense of the term.  Born in England in 1831, she made some very remarkable solo travel journeys at a Victorian time when women were repressively limited in what they could or could not do.  However, Isabella did her own thing on her own terms.  She hung out with mountain men in Colorado, she lived with native Hawaiians in Hawaii, and with the Ainu tribe of the Island of Hokkaido in Japan. 

Her travels began after a sickly childhood. Her doctor recommended travel as a cure and at the age of 23 she headed off to North America, spending time both in the US and Canada.  She returned to England and wrote her first book about her travel experiences, “The Englishwoman in America.

Following her father’s death, she moved with her family to Scotland, making three more trips to North America and one trip to the Mediterranean.  But the travel bug really bit her when she boarded a boat from San...

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Women Who Inspire Me - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When I heard the news on Friday night, I felt like someone had just kicked me in the gut.  It still hurts, and probably will for some time.  There are certain people, in my view, who should be exempt from the limits of mortality.  People who should be allowed to live forever because of the value they add to our world for simply being who they are.  

Ruth is one of those.  

Yes, she was a Supreme Court Justice with very liberal leanings.  However, lets put partisan politics aside for a moment shall we?  I want to focus on RGB the person.    

She was a champion for equality.  She is best known for her fight for gender equality but she was also a fierce advocate for equal justice and eliminating discrimination of all types.

Her own personal experiences with gender discrimination inspired her to become a leader in the fight for gender equality.   In an October 1, 2016 article in the New York Times,...

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