Today is the last day of Women’s History Month. In recognition, I have created 55+ posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest this month trying to publicize the many fascinating women in history. Some are well-known–Susan B. Anthony, Sally Ride, Rachel Carson. The stories of others are beginning to become well-known.
I even receive a special thrill when I looking through a children’s biography on Margaret Hamilton by Dean Robbins (Margaret and the Moon, a great picture book) to include in the back matter of a book (in a “read more” section) I’m working on about women in programming. One of this book’s suggestions for reading more was my Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures!
I often find that when I start working on a book or have even finished it that I start seeing references to women I’ve mentioned. Are other people hearing about them when I am or am I just more attuned to these women? Who knows, but I’ve noticed it with Rosalind Franklin, Sylvia Earles, Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, and Mary Anning. And the Night of Terror that suffragists suffered through after being arrested for protesting for the right to vote!
And there are so many other women in history and stories that I have yet to hear about. I plan on continuing to seek out and share their stories. I hope you will too.