Sixteenth-century courtesan Veronica Franco was an early champion of women’s rights. Five centuries later, her legacy endures.
Tag: Women in History
Learn about five little-known women in history who made big contributions to our modern world, from Yosano Akiko to Rosalind Franklin.
American photographer and artist Cindy Sherman established her decades-long career by focusing her work on a very specific person—herself.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Yellen to be his Treasury secretary.
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.
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.