Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed or Both? (Part Two)

(Continued from 4/8/18 – Find Part One here.) Bly remained at Blackwell’s Island for ten days. What she saw, she could never forget. Doctors seemed oblivious to their patients’ illnesses. Orderlies and nurses abused their charges. They served their patients spoiled food. There was no access to warm clothing or clean linens. In short, the place … Continue reading Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed or Both? (Part Two)

Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed, or Both? (Part One)

In fact, Nellie Bly was not mad. She was, however, “committed”–in more ways than one. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in 1864, Nellie, as she was known after she became a journalist, always had a deep sense of morality and a desire to help those who could not help themselves. Perhaps this stemmed from her own … Continue reading Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed, or Both? (Part One)

Henry and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part Two)

(Continued. For Part One, click here.) Catherine of Aragon and Henry had one child, Mary Tudor, who had now reached teenager-hood. While her mother was cast out of Henry’s court, Mary, also stripped of her title of princess and declared a bastard, had been allowed to remain. Until the birth of her baby sister, Elizabeth. … Continue reading Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part Two)

Henry and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part One)

  Anne Boleyn. Everyone knows her name. Countless books, movies, and documentary films have been written and made about the life of this fascinating woman in history, and her relationship with Henry VIII of England. But, one of the mysteries surrounding her—which included witchcraft and plotting to kill the King—contributed to the tragic end of … Continue reading Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part One)

Lozen Women Empowered in History

Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part 2)

(continued from last week’s post. Find it here.) After Victorio’s attempts to obtain permission for his people to return to the Mescalero Reservation failed, he and Lozen took action. They encouraged their people to flee in different directions. Lozen took charge of a group of women and children and headed to Mexico. When they approached … Continue reading Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part 2)

Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part One)

  Horsewoman. Medicine Woman. Mystic. Military Strategist. Warrior. Empowered Woman. These are just a few of the words used to describe one of the most impressive women in Southwest history and American History. Born in 1840 Lozen, a Chihenne Chiricahua Apache, grew up in the Warm Springs area, or Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Sister to … Continue reading Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part One)

Empowered Women of the West – Dr. Nellie MacKnight (Part Two)

Dr. Nellie MacKnight (continued) For Part One click here. The day after Olive’s funeral, Nellie was sent to live with her father’s brother and his wife in New York. While she got on well with her Uncle, his wife resented Nellie’s presence and made the fact well known to her. After two years of suffering … Continue reading Empowered Women of the West – Dr. Nellie MacKnight (Part Two)

Empowered Women of the West – Dr. Nellie MacKnight (Part One)

San Francisco 1891 “Subjects, bodies for dissection, were divided into five parts—the head, two uppers and two lowers. By some ironical twist of circumstance, the first dissection assigned to me was a lower. The dissection of the pelvic organs was to be done in company with the young man who was assigned to the other … Continue reading Empowered Women of the West – Dr. Nellie MacKnight (Part One)

Guest Blog Post – Rachel Dacus

I am so honored a pleased to bring you a  guest post from author Rachel Dacus, whose time travel romance novel, The Renaissance Club, was released in January! In this post, Rachel shares with us what got her interested in writing and how reading led her to her dream of becoming an author. How I … Continue reading Guest Blog Post – Rachel Dacus

Margaret (Molly) Brown – Unsinkable and Much More

Margaret Tobin Brown, a woman  immortalized in numerous movies, documentaries, and the Broadway musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” never considered herself anything more than a good citizen. Made famous by her heroic efforts during the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Mrs. Brown used her fame and fortune to better the world. But, even as a … Continue reading Margaret (Molly) Brown – Unsinkable and Much More