Carol Baltosiewich: The Church Declared AIDS a Punishment From God, So She Treated AIDS Patients

When the Catholic Church explained that AIDS was a punishment for being gay, and Church officials called AIDS patients perverts, one Catholic nurse from Illinois decided to dedicate her life specifically to treating AIDS patients. In the mid-eighties, as many families chose to cut contact with their ill children – whether due to the stigma … Read more

Barbe-Nicole Clicquot: Widowed at 27, She Founded the Most Prestigious Champagne Brand in the World

She was widowed at the age of 27, as a mother to a 3-year-old daughter. Napoleon’s wars occupied the world, and importing goods from France was forbidden. But Barbe-Nicole Clicquot didn’t give up. Instead, she went down to the basement and developed new methods to make wine. Her methods are still used today to make … Read more