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GirlyGeekChic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses.
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Bachendri Pal, (born May 24, 1954, Nakuri, India), Indian mountaineer who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She led an all-woman rafting expedition down the Ganges River in 1994, covering over 1,500 miles (2,500 km). In 1997 she led an all-woman team... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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All you need to know about my current goings-on! Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Rosie Hackett (1892–1976) was an Irish insurgent and trade union leader. She was a founding member of the Irish Women Workers Union and supported strikers during the 1913 Dublin Lockout and took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. The conditions of work in Dublin at the time are continuously described... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Today for Women's History I would like to share a little background about Meals on Wheels and though I know all of you have political fatigue at this point, it's more important than ever you keep showing up. Don't stop with the letters and calls and protests. Read the news,... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Somayya Jabarti is the first woman editor-in-chief of a Saudi Arabian national newspaper, Saudi Gazette. She was promoted from Deputy Editor in chief in 2004 of the only two English publications in the Kingdom. She has also been Executive Editor, Managing Editor and Deputy Editor-in-chief all of which were first-time... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at GirlyGeekChic
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For the Spring Equinox and the celebration of Ostara (see also: https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/ostara.htm) Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente (4 January 1922–1 September 1999) was an English Wiccan who was responsible for writing much of the early religious liturgy within the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca. An author and poet, she also published five... Continue reading
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Huda Sha‘rawi (Arabic: هدى شعراوي‎‎ - June 23, 1879 – December 12, 1947) was a pioneering Egyptian feminist leader and nationalist(which means something different in this case from what we are witnessing now in the US). Forced into her first marriage at 13 and later into a harem in which... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a field nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. She worked for several years as a teacher, even starting her own school in Bordentown,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GirlyGeekChic
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Phillis Wheatley(1753-1784) was the first African American, the first slave, and the third woman in the United States to publish a book of poems. Kidnapped in West Africa (believed somewhere in Senegal) and transported aboard the slave ship Phillis to Boston in 1761, she was purchased by John Wheatley as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Today's Woman from Women's History comes from a story I stumbled across many years ago when I briefly studied fashion design. It's proof that you never know where you will find true bravery. Catherine Dior, sister to one of the most famous fashion designers in the world Christian Dior, (1917–2008)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Today's post is a completely amazing story. One of my favorites thus far. Jin Xing, born August 13, 1967 in Shenyang, Liaonin is a Chinese ballerina, modern dancer, choreographer, actress, and owner of the contemporary dance company Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre. She is the host of the Chinese television... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Alice Coachman (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014 Albany Georgia) was the first African-American woman to win a gold in the Olympic Games in 1948 (high jump competition) and the only American woman to medal at all that year. She bested her opponent (the favorite to win) with only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Georgina-Djuka Tesla (born Djuka Mandic, 1822 - April 4,1892) was born in Tomingaj, Croatia. You may have heard of her son. What you might not know however is: When her mother went blind at 16, Duka as she was known, raised and cared for her 7 younger siblings. She was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. To further her cause, she created the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) in 1960 and co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta stepped down from the UFW in 1999, but she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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On the anniversary of her death let us remember Rebecca Lee Crumpler the first African-American Female Physician. Born in 1831, Rebecca Lee went to medical school at a time when women of color were often denied access to even the most basic level of education. She may have been drawn... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo was born in Cajamarca, Peru, September 13, 1922. She grew up in Peru—in a family she described as being descended from the Incan emperor Atahualpa (the government eventually supported this to be true)—and began performing in Lima before moving to the United States in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Fay Presto is a British trans woman who is known as a magician and a member of The Inner Magic Circle(there are only 300 members of the society which is the highest level of magic in the world). This is the stage name of Letitia Winter born Oliver Winter May... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Amalie Emmy Noether 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935 was a German mathematician known for her landmark contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. Those who have studied her theorem believe it to be the backbone of modern physics. She struggled with getting recognition because she was female and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1832–1895) was the first female Mexican American writer to publish two novels in English in the United States, and while they both feature romances between Mexicans and Americans (she married a white solider which caused a great deal of strife for her), the narratives denounce... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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Adelaide Herrmann (1853–1932) was a well-known American magician and vaudeville performer billed as "the Queen of Magic." She was married to Alexander Herrmann, another magician. They performed together until his death at such time she worked with another family member. As that did not work out she re-invented the show... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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I've been looking up extraordinary women this Women's History Month and sharing them on my personal Facebook page. A few days later it has occurred to me to share them here as well! Patsy Takemoto Mink December 6, 1927 – September 28, 2002 was an American politician from the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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As I am working to prepare for Geek Craft Expo I've been checking out new ways to display the things I make: I'm really loving my new card backs from Homegrown Gems. She made me exactly what I asked for and I am waiting on an even more special grouping......woohoo....more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not a new story necessarily. Girl is the outcast of a family. Mother dies, father marries new and awful stepmother. Girl is strong-willed and "impossible." Stepmother resents any attention she gets over her own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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The new year is in full swing and I am trying to keep my head above water in many ways right now as I have a lot going on. I want to finally get on a regular posting schedule here for one thing. But it hasn't worked out. I just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic
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In my continuing quest to visit all the wineries in Minnesota I didn't do so well in 2016. I only visited two this passed year and I'm thinking that must be remedied this year. Here's a little bit about the two I did visit. I really enjoyed the blueberry wine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at GirlyGeekChic