Adventures in Feministory

Adventures in Feministory: Valentina Tereshkova, Outer Space's First Lady

Space may be the final frontier for many of us, but it’s familiar territory for Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. In June of 1963, Tereshkova was chosen—out of more than 400 applicants—to be the first woman to fly... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sappho

Even in the male-dominated world of classic literature, Sappho has long been considered one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. The scholars of Hellenistic... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: "Mother" Maybelle Carter

In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s Adventures in Feministory is about one of the “mothers” of country music and modern guitar playing: Mother Maybelle Carter. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

She’s last been seen giving sex tips to seniors in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, she’s speaking about sex, life, and maybe a little rock ‘n’ roll at Westfield State University. With more than 30 books in tow, oodles of accolades, and millions of fans, Dr. Ruth is still Dr. Ruth... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sugar Pie DeSanto

Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton (“Peliya” to her family) in 1935, the artist known as Sugar Pie DeSanto still gets the crowd jumping today with her R&B vocal stylings and dynamic stage shows. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Women Sing the Blues

To look in the “Blues” section of most record stores, you’d think it was only men who had troubles worth singing about. This week it is my pleasure to prove... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Gertrude Stein

Looking back on a literary icon. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is perhaps most famous for her 1892 short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper," about a woman who's confined to her bed for a "nervous condition" after she fails to experience what her husband and... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Rosa Parks

This Adventure in Feministory takes us to Montgomery, Alabama, in December of 1955. Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: The History of the Babysitter

Okay, full disclosure, right up front: I'm a babysitter. Like, professionally. So maybe my fascination with the history of this job comes from a place of pure self absorption. Then again, there's a good chance many of you readers have been babysitters at some point (... Read more »