For me, Women’s History Month is every month because in doing research for my historicals, I invariably come across women who are I like to term – unsung. Women whose names and accomplishments have been lost through time.
The 1920s are usually signified by the carefree flapper with her bobbed hair, which was true, but there was a sad underside to all of the freedom and the partying. So many young men had died that potential husbands were few. Most of the flappers you see in those old photographs had lost a brother, a cousin, a neighbor, a father to the war.
I can’t recall how old I was when I first started noticing that women’s stories were often left out of history—at least the history I was taught in school, as well as the history I read about in my library books…. Once a century or so, a woman might be mentioned—Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette—but nearly all the history I encountered was focused on men and their actions. Women were left in the shadows.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
|Donna Thorland||Pam Jenoff||Gina Conkle||Mingmei Yip|
|Day 5||Day 6||Day 7||Day 8|
|Kim Boykin||Karen Hawkins||Shana Galen||Vanessa Riley|
|Day 9||Day 10||Day 11||Day 12|
|Susanne Lord||Kristina McMorris||Falguni Kothari||Lauren Willig|
|Day 13||Day 14||Day 15||Day 16|
|Karen White||Rebecca S. Buck||Cara Elliott||Justine Saracen|
|Day 17||Day 18||Day 19||Day 20|
|Beatriz Williams||Evangeline Holland||Nicola Cornick||Ruth Kaufman|
|Day 21||Day 22||Day 23||Day 24|
|Sara Donati||Manda Collins||Piper Huguley||Nadia Hashimi|
|Day 25||Day 26||Day 27||Day 28|
|Weina Dai Randel||Ashlyn MacNamara||Anne Gracie||M.J. Rose|
|Day 29||Day 30||Day 31|
|Jennifer Robson||Simone St. James||Beverly Jenkins|