Women’s History Month 2016–My Anthology of Amazing Women

Just a little under an hour left in this year’s Women’s History Month and I don’t want it to end without me taking the chance to thank all you readers, and commenters, and followers for taking the time… Read More

March 31, 2016–Kara Lee Corthron, Playwright and Inspiration

Kara Lee Corthron started this. I’m so happy she did. “My hunger for knowledge is practically pathological,” writes Corthron. So is her passion for storytelling and sharing what she learns with her fellow travelers on this big blue… Read More

March 30, 2016–Bell Benton, Teacher and Poetry Editor

Today’s profile begins with a triggered memory about the first time I ever had a poem published. While I don’t remember the poem, I remember my third grade teacher–or was it fourth?–announcing my name to the class as… Read More

March 29, 2016–Laura Wright, Parka Maker

Growing up in Anchorage since the 70s, I’ve heard the name Laura Wright many times. More than that, I saw her handiwork everywhere in the beautiful parkas worn by Alaskans and visitors who were lucky enough to own… Read More

March 28, 2016–Bernadette Adams, Woman Whaler

She will tell you her first thought was providing for her family and her village, never mind that in 2014 when Bernadette Adams struck a bowhead whale with a harpoon, striking and accurate and deadly blow with her… Read More

March 27, 2016–A Tale of Two Graces

Heroes are the ones who run toward danger. Their first impulse is to rescue others, even though they put themselves at risk. We never forget the images of the rescuers rushing  headlong up the stairwell of the burning tower… Read More

March 26, 2016–Betty Lowman Carey, Rowboat Adventurer

In 1931 the United States Coast Guard found a traditional Alaska native dugout canoe adrift in the waters off the San Juan Islands. They brought it to shore and when no owners stepped forward to claim it, Ray Lowman… Read More

March 25, 2016–Zahra Hussaini, Afghan Cyclist

Zahra Hussaini has been riding a bike since she was five years old in a refugee camp in Iran. When she and her family relocated to the Herat province in Afghanistan, she kept it up,   often donning male… Read More

March 24, 2016–Sampat Pal, Leader of the Pink Brigade

Sampat Pal grew up Bundelkhan with four brothers who were sent to school to be educated while she was sent to mind the cattle and do the household chores. This did not stop her from learning all she… Read More

March 23, 2016–Wangari Maathai, Conservationist

One woman cannot re-plant an entire forest. But she can start a movement that teaches other women the skills to plant trees. Soon the forest that was destroyed is growing again. New forests in Africa have come about largely because… Read More