Jessie: In New Hampshire where there is yet more snow in the forecast!

As you are probably aware, March is Women’s History month. Considering I am a woman who writes historical novels with mostly female protagonists, I am sure that is not surprising that this is a month that interests me a great deal. What does surprise me is how each time March rolls around another aspect of the topic piques my interest. There are so many interesting things to explore and consider even by visiting the official website put on by the federal government. As I look over all the different exhibits showcased there, I find myself in awe of all that has come before and feel inspired for else what may lie ahead. There are so many areas covered on the website that there is something for everyone!

For example, the website includes links to:

This sampling of the offerings barely scratches the surface of what is available on this one website alone. From famous women to those who were the sort you might meet at the grocer or at a quilting group, there are so many intriguing articles, photographs, interviews and exhibits available at the click of a mouse. It truly is a celebration of one half of the world’s population. I have found my research and reading there to be both thought-provoking and uplifting. I hope that this sample has sparked your own curiosity and that you will find something of interest too!

Readers, what sorts of things either online or in real life make you feel either proud of the past or hopeful about the future?

14 Thoughts

  1. Being an old Army brat, I find history of the women that not only served in the service but put their footprint into history as well as those civilians that aided the efforts. The men in history are touted loud and clear so why aren’t the women?

    Thank you for the list of places to research women in history!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. What a great link, Jessie. It seems like every time someone says, “Well X group has never…” there is a wealth of proof to the contrary.

  3. I’m always fascinated and amazed by the number of inventions that were made by women. It’s sad that I have to be amazed. They should be shouted from the rooftops. I am also so impressed by the adventurers. They did all the things men have done, but with no accommodations made for them. Tough broads, indeed! 🙂

  4. I notice how much has changed since I began working in the seventies. Attitides toward women in the workplace have come a long way! When I graduated from college in 1976, I remember being told that I would never get anywhere because I am a woman. Seriously!

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