Margaret Mee (1909-1988) was an English botani…

Margaret
Mee
(1909-1988) was an English botanical artist.
She specialised in plants from the Amazon rainforest, and was one of the first
environmentalists to warn about the dangers of destroying this ecosystem.

She studied art in London and obtained her diploma
in 1950, moving to Brazil soon after. It was there she became an artist for the
Botanical Institute in Sao Paulo, and created more than 400 folios of plant
illustrations, many of which were newly discovered. A trust in her name was set
up for education and research on the Amazonian rainforest.

Mary Robinson (b. 1944) was the president of I…

Mary
Robinson
(b. 1944) was the president of Ireland
between 1990 and 1997. She was the first woman to hold this position, and is
regarded as an important figure in the liberalisation of the country.

She resigned from the presidency in order to
become UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and was active in numerous other
organisations such as the European Climate Foundation or the World Justice
Project. She later became the first female Chancellor of the University of
Dublin.

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Wait… what?!? 100% ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of men cause unwanted pregnancies?!? They have something to do with this?!? Time to own up boys.

So now that it’s a good thing for males, we al…

So now that it’s a good thing for males, we all agree, right?

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I’m sure anyone familiar with a female North Korean refugee story would know of this but I’m also sure many people haven’t read those stories and this kind of thing needs to be known and openly condemned. The more people who know, possibly the more people who can help.

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Doris Fleeson (1901-1970, pictured with Eleano…

Doris
Fleeson
(1901-1970, pictured with Eleanor
Roosevelt) was an American journalist. She was the first woman to have a
nationally syndicated political column in the United States.

She studied economics at the University of
Kansas, after which she started working for the Pittsburg Sun. She was a war correspondent during World War II,
reporting from France and Italy. By 1960, her political column ran in around
100 newspapers.

Jodi Picoult (b. 1966) is a prolific novelist,…

Jodi
Picoult
(b. 1966) is a prolific novelist, with a writing career spanning almost
three decades. Her novels have been translated into 34 languages and 14 million
copies have been published worldwide.

She studied at Princeton and Harvard, after which she started writing for
DC Comics, particularly the Wonder Woman series.
She has written almost 30 novels and has won numerous prizes, such as Waterstone’s
Author of the Year or the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers
of America.

Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) was a photograph…

Gertrude
Käsebier
(1852-1934) was a photographer, active in the 19th and 20th
centuries. She is best known for her images of Native Americans and portraits
of motherhood.

She was a homemaker until the age of 37, when she started attending the
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, and later went to study the chemistry of
photography in Germany. Her first exhibition was at the Boston Camera Club in
1895. She cultivated a close friendship with the Sioux and photographed many
Native Americans in her studio. In 1910, she founded the Women’s Professional
Photographers Association of America.

May 17 is the International Day Against Homoph…

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

I would like to address the matter that is most personal to me:

We are not secretly straight or secretly gay.

We are not undecided, going through a phase, or greedy.

We are here, we exist, we deserve respect and recognition.

That being said, a lovely day to all my followers, part of the LGBTQ community or allies!