"Well, but the fact is….you’re pretty…"

"you’re pretty too!"

"I’ve been waiting the whole interview for that."

This day in HERstory…

Jessie Willcox Smith (September 8, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was a United States illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for children’s books.

Born in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1884 Smith attended the School of Design for Women (which is now Moore College of Art and Design) and later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia, graduating in 1888. A year later, she started working in the production department of the Ladies home Journal, for five years.

Jessie Wilcox Smith
The Great Austin Migration: Vote For This Panel: Digital Sisterhood for Women Entrepreneurs


Ananda Leeke, founder of the Digital Sisterhood Network, describes this community as the currency women use to create relationship wealth through the connections they make, conversations they have, communities they build, causes they support, collaborative partnerships they establish, and commerce…

This award-winning documentary reveals the extraordinary journey of a woman who lived 200 feet up in a redwood tree for two years to save the thousand year-old tree from destruction.

Influential women of today : Day 2

Julia Butterfly Hill (born February 18, 1974 as Julia Lorraine Hill) is an American activist and environmentalist. Hill is best known for living in a 180-foot (55 m)-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California Redwood tree (age based on first-hand ring count of a slightly smaller neighboring ancient redwood that had been cut down) for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent loggers of the Pacific Lumber Company from cutting it down. She is the author of the book The Legacy of Luna and co-author of One Makes the Difference….www.juliabutterfly.com/

Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930), US naturalist, born Anna Botsford.  Botsford was raised on a farm in Otto, New York State, USA. In 1874, she  entered Cornell University, where she met the entomologist John Henry  Comstock (1849-1931), marrying him in 1878. Anna Botsford Comstock  illustrated insect lectures and publications produced by her husband, at  first with no formal training, and then after studying wood engraving.  She also illustrated and wrote several other nature books. From 1895,  she planned and implemented nature study courses for schools, and from  1897 taught nature studies at Cornell University. She was the first  woman to be a professor at Cornell. Photograph published between 1904  and 1924.
This day in HERstory…

September 1, 1854 - Anna Botsford Comstock is born. Comstock was a naturalist, illustrator, and educator.


Edith Cavell was an English nurse who worked in Brussels during WWI. She was a nursing teacher, later starting her own nursing school in Belgium. After the war started, and the Germans invaded Belgium, she began to hide Allied soldiers and help them to cross the border into safe territory. Germans eventually captured the hospital and turned it into a Red Cross, but kept Cavell on as matron. She nursed and cared for German soldiers just as she had the Allied soldiers.

Cavell continued to hide English, Belgian, and French soldiers, despite German suspicions. By 1915, she had helped atleast 200 soldiers leave enemy territory and get back to their units. Eventually, German secret police discovered what she was doing, and had her arrested. She was shot before a firing squad on October 12th, 1915. Her death made her a martyr, inspiring an increase in morale and recruitment within the Allied ranks.

"Dearest Maids"


The poem “Dearest Maids” was written in concern for violence against domestic workers. It was posted to International Museum of Women to spread the hidden reality though yet so long spoken.

Theme Urban, by Max davis.