It's a Beautiful Dame


She’s Not Your Disney’s Mulan

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.


Malala’s Voice and the Power of Speaking Up

"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back."

A Short Rememberance of the Pioneering Life of Dr. Mary Walker

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 →

The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes... Continue Reading →

The Enigma of Aphra Behn

  “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”-Virginia Woolf, A... Continue Reading →

The Dames, An Introduction

“A Dame who knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”-Mae West

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