In 2018 I forgot to post about International Women’s Day on March 8, and so I did a post that proved very popular on March 9 instead where I looked at some of the women I had featured on my blog in the past year. I forgot again yesterday and once again I’m following up a day late with descriptions and links to a dozen posts I’ve done about amazing women in this last year on my blog.
I was truly fascinated to learn about Helena Penner Hiebert who was the first Mennonite woman to graduate from a university in Canada and the first Mennonite woman to teach at a university in Canada! Some say she was the first Mennonite baby born in Canada.
In a post called Women in Politics I reflect on why two very capable and competent and experienced women were passed over for the leadership of the Ontario Conservative party in favour of a much less capable, competent and experienced man. Ontario isn’t the only place where this happens.
In a post called The Matilda Effect I wrote about a woman named Anna Arnold Hedgeman who was a key person in the successful organization of Martin Luther King’s march on Washington in 1963 even though only the efforts of the male organizers were publicly recognized. My post looked at other women whose inventions, discoveries and creative work was falsely attributed to men.
Creating Beauty was the name of a post I published about Inuit artist Marion Tuuluq who fashioned true works of art with needle and thread.
In my post I Want To Be Like Anna I looked at a hundred year old woman from the New Testament who is a role model for how I want to live the last season of my life.
A post I titled The Audience Applauded For Her talks about five interesting things I learned about American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg after watching the documentary film RGB.
I introduced a new children’s picture book by Chelsea Clinton in my post She Persisted. Clinton’s book profiles women around the world who have broken gender barriers to excel.
Marie Laurencin is a relatively unknown French artist who created intriguing works of art. She also illustrated Alice in Wonderland and painted portraits of some well-known people. I explored her life in a post called Who Is She?
In my post Meet Priscilla I look at the life and legacy of an accomplished New Testament woman.
In a post called It’s The Women Who Impress Me I make the point that the Jacob Hamblin home in Utah named after a famous Mormon pioneer should really be named after his wives since they kept his home and farm running.
Five Sisters is a post that tells a story from the Old Testament about five sisters who manage to change a law to make things fairer for women.
It’s Harder to Hate Up Close is what I titled my review of former first lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. This accomplished woman has some important things to teach us.