Despite an interest in art from a young age, American folk artist Grandma Moses didn’t begin her artistic career until she was 78 years old.
Tag: Women in History
Madeleine L’Engle pressed forward in making her strong female character known to the world.
A recent nursing graduate and reformer-to-be, Lillian Wald believed in a strong correlation between poverty and disease.
Karen Miranda Rivadeneira’s collection “Other Stories/Historias Bravas,” is an exploration of the relationship between photography and memory.
Game designer Jane McGonigal creates games that address real-world problems including poverty, hunger and climate change.
In 1976, Elaine Smith founded Therapy Dogs International—the world’s first organization for testing and certifying dogs to visit hospitals.
Marian Anderson used her rejection and status to shine a light on racial inequality and unite Americans.
Gertrude Elion fought for her place in the lab to treat leukemia, AIDS, and herpes.
Ping Fu created and managed a 3D company despite all odds.
How Kathy Griffin capitalized on her reputation as a D-list actress.
Sadako Sasaki is the most widely-known “hibakusha”—which roughly translates to “bomb-affected person”—and has become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war.
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
Often considered a musical prodigy, in 2011 Esperanza Spalding became the first jazz musician to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Often compared to Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson was the first African American to break the color barrier in tennis.