I recently fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and came across a great, hour long documentary about Marsha P. Johnson. I'd known her impact from studies in college, but there's a power in hearing her own voice tell her story. For... Continue Reading →
“I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That’s how I’d like to be remembered.”
In 1583, with the backdrop of European powers consolidating power and the ascendency of the Atlantic slave trade, a powerhouse queen, Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was born. The daughter of King ngola Kia Samba and Guenguela Cakombe, and by... Continue Reading →
The Disney animated film, Mulan, has increased the knowledge and interest in the historical woman and her story. The reality is Hua Mulan is a legend, originally described in the poem The Ballad of Mulan (written 400-589), but there is a historical consensus that she could have been real, her name lost to the ages.
A lost figure to history, today we will look at Dr. Mary Walker and the pioneering work in the military, medical, and feminist fields. Though not forgotten to history, as some of our ancestors' stories are, she is still a... Continue Reading →