As the anniversary of election day 2016 draws near, we would like to thank all of you for reading United States Herstory. Much has happened since November 2016. Back then, Queen Jules was campaigning in Florida and Browneyedjude was holding down a job in local government. Now, QJ just moved to DC while BEJ is working on her doctorate. While it’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the seminal, heartbreaking day that inspired this blog, a lot of good things have happened too. We had the amazing Sally Yates stand up to a bully, the groundbreaking #MeToo campaign that encouraged men and women around the world to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault (and had some real consequences for perpetrators), and just this weekend, the first American woman since 1977 won the NYC Marathon. Women are kicking butt and taking names, and we are trying to highlight as many of these extraordinary women as we can.
If you are new to Herstory, check out these blog posts about everyday women who are public servants such as Veena Rangaswami and women who have made history for their public service such as Commodore Grace Murray Hopper, inventor of COBOL or Marley Dias who started the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement. Herstory started as a way to celebrate the women who have been forgotten and overlooked in history books and the women today who deserve to have a spotlight shone on them.
In the coming days, we are going to share posts about women to watch in politics, journalism, and public service as well as tools to help stay involved in democracy. Life can be busy at times when you are making history and changing lives – and we get that – so that’s why Herstory is here to support you.
hank you for being part of our lives. As a final note, we love hearing from readers and if you ever have any requests or suggestions of women to feature – drop us a line in the comment section.
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