While the results of the 2018 midterm elections will undoubtably prove to disrupt the political status quo in a myriad of ways, one very obvious difference can be observed simply by looking at the incoming freshmen class of U.S. Representatives, Senators, and Governors. Political offices have traditionally been male-dominated, yet this year a record-breaking number of …Read More >
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Women have always been present in the world of science. Across the world, they take their passion for biology, chemistry and physics to explore and answer the many questions of the mysteries of the world and the universe. One of the most notable prizes that celebrates the achievements within science is the Nobel Prize and this year history was made with the 3rd female …Read More >
We were in route to The Ohio Reformatory for Women when we noticed a beautiful rainbow. Rainbows are stunning to me. I think that particular rainbow was a sign that an extraordinary day was ahead of us. On August 29th, I had the honor to participate in The Big Table. Sponsored by The Columbus Foundation, the mission is to help strengthen the community by building a …Read More >
In the West African country of Benin, one will find the in existence the Kingdom Dahomey (1625-1894), a kingdom in which an all-female army fought for county and king was present. These women, known as the Dahomey Amazons and referred to as Mino by historians, began as royal guards for Queen Hangbe. She would be overthrown by her younger brother and her existence as head …Read More >
Growing up, I found myself surrounded by two types of people: those who encouraged me to break the boundaries and those who told me I could not. I followed my passion into the STEM field. While studying and in school, I found myself surrounded by people who were like me. Many of them were strong and passionate women ready to take on a career in a male dominated field. …Read More >
As a woman, there are a lot of times where medical professionals talk down your concerns. When I was 16 years old, and I told the doctor about the severe pain I was having in my stomach, I was told there was nothing wrong with me. After two years of the pain, a doctor told me I might have endometriosis, and there was nothing he could do for that. I believed him. After all, …Read More >