The Evolution of Barbie: A Marker for Women’s History

Feature dolls from Barbie’s Inspiring Women collection. Left to right: Amelia Earhart, Frida Khalo, Katherine Johnson. Different mediums have long been used to inform on the past. Music has shown the shifting political climate of different decades, movies have...

Soldier, Spy, Nurse: Sarah Emma Edmonds

Sarah Edmonds. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. When the Civil War divided America and sent many of the country’s men to war, the need arose for women to fulfill the roles otherwise occupied by men. This need took women out of the home, breaking the...

Wiki-Women: Rewriting the Past

If you open the internet and search for just about anything, chances are a Wikipedia entry will be your top search result. From social groups during the French Revolution and the origin of avocados to who invented the zipper and how to make a tourniquet, Wikipedia has...

The Power of Fracturing Fairy Tales

Once upon a time… There is something inherently nostalgic about those words. They bring us back to childhood, when we were first introduced to fairy tales. For me, I’m brought back to a cold winter’s day. Not a weekend, but a weekday. I was...

Irena Sendler: The Angel of Warsaw

Irena Sendler, Christmas Eve, 1944. Image from Wikimedia. Not many people know the name Irena Sendler. There are no statues of her in local parks or schools named in her honor. Even after Yad Vashem–Israel’s official memorial and organization dedicated to...

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