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Turia Pitt: Didn’t Let Burning While Running Stop Her

Turia Pitt: How Did She Get Burned? “I heard a noise, so I took off my headphones and raised my head.Then, I saw the fire.The huge wall of fire that was quickly advancing towards me.When the fire got to me, I remember looking down at my hands and seeing them on fire, I screamed in horror and thought: That’s it, it’s over.” That’s how Turia Pitt describes the moment she realized that she’s on fire.…

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Resa Gooding: Making The Pivot To Being The Best In Your Field

Resa Gooding, a Partner Engagement Manager at HubSpot, is one of the top women nowadays in the uber-competitive & fast-pace world of B2B marketing. Born in the West Indies, her rise to the top of HubSpot, a Dublin-based company that Fortune named “One of the top 100 companies in 2022” was never given. When she immigrated to Israel, she quickly realized that her greatest assets is her mother’s tongue: English. Without knowing anyone, she rose…

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: The 17-year-old Who Proved That She Was Smarter Than Mexico’s Experts

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Who Was She? Born in 1651, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a Mexican nun, scholar, author and feminist. She was a polymath whose mastery of multiple fields such as literature, philosophy, science, and music made her a remarkable figure in history. At the ripe age of 17, she proved to be an intellectual powerhouse when she debated Mexico’s leading experts and won. She is widely considered one…

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10 Black Female Authors To Read in 2023 [NEW & CLASSICS]

African-American women have always been major contributors to literature in the United States, yet often their stories are overlooked or undervalued. However, there is an ever-growing lineup of talented black female authors who are reclaiming their space and making waves. From the earliest days of African-American literature to now, these writers have created powerful works that explore topics such as race, family dynamics, motherhood, freedom and relationships – and their stories are just as important…

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Nawal El Saadawi: At Jail, this Egyptian Feminist Wrote A Book With An Eyeliner

Nawal El Saadawi: One Of Egypt’s Leading Feminists Nawal El Saadawi never held back on speaking her mind – even when doing so put her into prison and made her the target of hate and death threats in Egypt and the Arab world. And she didn’t have to. As a doctor and psychiatrist who served as CEO of the Egyptian public health system, she could have chosen to live a comfortable life. But she preferred…

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James Baldwin: America’s Tortured, Gay & Black Author

James Baldwin: Who Was He? Writer James Baldwin is often cited as one of the most important African American authors of the 20th century. But his work was far more than that. \He wasa also an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist. He is best known for his reflections on race in America and the human condition. His works address complex social issues such as racism, classism, sexism, and colonialism with great…

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Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2023 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) was queen regnant of the Swedish Empire from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She…

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Constance Lloyd: The Tragic Life of Oscar Wilde’s Wife

Constance Lloyd was an Irish trailblazing women, feminist, and social activists in the 19th century. Today, however, she is sadly remembered mainly for being the wife of Irish author Oscar Wilde. Constance Lloyd: Early Life & Childhood She was born in 1858 to an English family living in Dublin, Ireland. Constance Lloyd: Her Career Lloyd’s was a famous and established writer in her own right prior to meeting Wilde. She contributed to newspapers across Europe…

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Toni Morrison: First Black Female Writer To Win The Nobel Literature Prize

Toni Morrison: What was Toni Morrison most famous for? Toni Morrison was a world-renowned writer, educator, and editor. She authored 11 novels, as well as children’s books, nonfiction works, and plays. She was a true trailblazing black female writer, and gather many accolades and awards for her writing. She was the first black female author to win the Noble Prize in Literature,. She also won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. In addition…

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Carolina Maria de Jesus: She Lived In the Slums, Had An Elementary-School Education, and Wrote a Best-Seller

“And so, on May 13th, 1958, I found myself fighting against modern slavery: hunger!” So wrote Carolina Maria de Jesus in her journal, in one of São Paulo’s poorest favelas (slums).  Carolina was born to descendants of slavers, only went to school for two years, and still wrote an international best-seller.  Her journal, which was published in 1960, vividly described life in São Paulo’s favelas.  It sold over 10,000 copies in the first three days…

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