Nellie Bly was christened, Elizabeth Jane Cochran but nicknamed Pink due to her pink christening gown. When 18 she began a career in journalism after rebutting an article she found chauvinist in the Pittsburg Dispatch. Because the career unsuitable for a Victorian woman she wrote under the pseudonym, Nellie Bly. Nellie tackled taboo social issues such as exposes within hospitals for the insane, and even accepted a challenge of traveling the world in 80 days – she did in 72 days!
I admire women who push the envelope of propriety,
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"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.” —A.J. Cronin
Mary Cassat was a female Impressionist painter. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May 1844. After studying art in Philadelphia, she went to Europe where she befriended many of the Impressionists we often think of --like Degas. She was pretty revolutionary being a woman in a "man's job" and a proponent of women's suffrage!
"For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived Makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every To-morrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! " --From Kalidasa's "Salutation of the Dawn"
Victoria was born in 1819 in Kensington Palace in London. Her name was Alexandrina Victoria. When Princess Victoria was 18 years old her uncle King William died and she became queen. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey in 1838. Victoria married her handsome cousin Albert a young prince from Germany. (She had proposed to him). Albert didn't speak English very well and lots of people didn't like him
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