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Thursday, March 08, 2018

March 8th, 2018 I held on to this entry for well over a year.

2016. It was the best of times and it was the worse of times for women.  The last blog entry in 2016, was about Trump who is becoming our next president. Shocking really. The questions keep coming up about Trump winning with the help of the Russians and Putin. There are holes throughout this election.
I write this not as sour grapes, but I don't think most Americans agreed with Trump at all. Or his views on women.
So forward and onward gals! Hitch your wagon to the stars and let's take a ride, a journey toward freedom, and liberty and justice for all super duper gals!

Three Names: John James Audubon, Curry and Ives and William Comfort Tiffany. Most likely you have heard of these artists , all very well known. Now another three names: Maria Martin, Fanny Palmer and Clara Driscoll ? Have you heard of these artists? They are connected to the male artists.

Maria Martin and John James Audubon worked together on the water colors of Birds of American series. Ms. Martin was married to Audubon's business partner the Rev Bachman. Martin painted the "background and the trees, flowers, scenery. And what about the fact that Audubon was going blind the last ten years of his life?

Fanny Palmer and the gentle businessmen "Curry and Ives" were printmakers and Ms. Palmer, a widow with five children provided the homestead drawings of 19th century life. Palmer's work has been woven into our lives so completely she is always with us. From the prints to the songs to the dinner plates and whatever else her work has been transferred on.

Clara Driscoll and William Comfort Tiffany. In 2007, a woman researching Tiffany opened a drawer and Clara Driscoll came to life!  Yes, it was not just Tiffany designing the glass he is so famous for- Driscoll designed some of the most beautiful glass pieces, like the Dragon Fly lamp, and the wisteria and peony flowers. And discovered the brighter glass for the company.

Why were these women buried in a dusty corner, or drawer? Why were only the men allowed to take the credit?  Was it intensional? By keeping women's stories out of the "limelight" her history has been taken away and that history is vital! If you  don't where you have been, its hard to know where you are going.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 12th

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Born this day in 1908 British novelist, Ida Pollock, or Ida Crowe, Joan M. Allen, Susan Barri,
Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Marguerite Bell, Mary Whistler or Barbara Rowan.
Ms. Pollock had a 90 year career and wrote over 125 romantic novels. Pollock wrote until her death in 2013, the age of 105.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28th

                                 Lúcia de Jesus dos Santos 
"The reported apparitions at Fátima were officially declared worthy of belief by the Catholic Church, which commemorates the event on the same date. The published memoirs of Lucia Santos' in the 1930s revealed two secrets that she claimed came from the Virgin while the third secret was to be revealed by the Catholic Church in 1960. The controversial events at Fátima gained fame due partly to elements of the secrets, prophecy and eschatological revelations allegedly related to the Second World War and possibly more global wars in the future, particularly the Virgin's alleged request for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary."  this quote is from Wikipedia

Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart was the official Catholic name of  this mystic Carmelite Nun. As a child she was one of three children who witnessed the Miracle of the appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1917.  The Marian apparitions in Fatima.  Sister Maria was born this day March 28th, 1907 and passed away February 13th, 2005.

In these times that try one's souls, this mystic woman leads me to wonder and wander for hopeful rejoicing to an end of wrong doing and celebration of all the good of woman kind. World Peace.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Doctor Katherine G. Johnson Oscar Night 2017

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This is a podcast script we wrote around this time last year. We will try to upload the podcast too. We are so happy "Hidden Figures" is doing so incredibly well and nominated for Oscar.  Dr. Johnson deserves all this attention. At 98 she is still extraordinary woman.


TAG: Welcome to the maiden voyage of The Women’s Mercury, who always

ask the question, “What did women do in the olden days and why don’t we know about it?”

Our first story is ready for take-off. Danielle last name, take it away…

Audio : Rocket blasting into space


In mid- twentieth century America, what course could a female mathematical genius chart for her career? Math teacher.  But in 1953 Dr. Katherine G Johnson left teaching to begin a career in Aeronautics at NACA later known as NASA. Dr. Johnson joined the pool of female mathematical calculators who performed the task of “a human computer” or Johnson’s loving term, computers in skirts.

In 1958, Johnson was asked to join a team of aeronautical engineers to calculate trajectories for space travel.  Dr. Katherine Johnson never returned to the math pool of skirts. From Project Mercury to Apollo 11 first moon landing to the Space Shuttle, Dr. Katherine Johnson was there and known for her accuracy in computerized celestial navigation.

It was Dr. Johnson’s back up plan the Apollo 13 crew used to return safely home from space.

In 2015, for her contributions to space exploration, President Barack

Obama presented Dr. Johnson, now 98, with America’s

highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

To learn more about the brilliant physicist, space scientist Dr. Katherine G. Johnson and other

extraordinary women in history, visit us at

womensmercury.com   This is Danielle last name

BRIDGET:  And Bridget Gethins, Keri Wormald, thanking you, WCVE, Manchester-Group and Dr. Johnson for shooting for the stars. OR

BRIDGET: And Bridget Gethins KERI: Keri Wormald

BRIDGET: Thanking you, WCVE, Manchester-Group, and Dr. Johnson for shooting for the stars.

Join us next time when we learn Lady Lovelace is not a clothing line but one of the first computer scientist.