Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón on July 6, 1907, and spent most of her childhood and adult life at her family home - La Casa Azul - in Coyoacan. The home is now the Frida Kahlo Museum. Her mother was a mestiza, a term...
June 29, 2020
Politician, feminist, writer, educator, lecturer and mother, Rosemary Brown has contributed much to B.C. and Canada including being the 1st black woman elected to a Canadian Provincial Legislature (B.C) and running for the leadership of the Federal NDP...
June 4, 2020
Born to former slaves in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston  attended various colleges and universities, including Barnard College with fellow anthropology student Margaret Mead, before embarking on a career as an anthropologist and folklorist. She earned her...
April 9, 2019
Nellie McClung was a Canadian author, politician and feminist who campaigned for women’s rights during the early 20th century. She was one of the “Famous Five” who successfully petitioned for women to be considered “persons...
April 6, 2019
Rachel Maddow is not only a celebrated political commentator and author, but also the first openly gay primetime TV host in America. She hosts The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC with decency, civility, and incredible composure, which is a depressing...
April 6, 2019
Mary Pickford was an actress and producer known as “America’s Sweetheart” (despite being Canadian). She was also a founder of United Artists and one of the 36 original members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You know...
April 6, 2019
Author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson. Her older brother nicknamed her “Maya”, derived from “My” or “Mya Sister”. She had a tumultuous childhood, was the victim of child...
April 6, 2019
Margaret Mead was an anthropologist who, during the 1960s and 70s, became a popular author and public speaker. A prominent figure in the field of cultural anthropology, Mead advocated for an early form of sex-positivity and influenced the sexual...
April 6, 2019
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani education activist and the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. She’s won many other awards, including the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage, and was considered one of Time magazine’s “100...
April 6, 2019
Comedian and blogger Lizz Winstead is perhaps most notable as the co-creator of The Daily Show. Winstead hired some of the show’s iconic talents, like Stephen Colbert and Lewis Black, before leaving the show in 1998. Winstead started her...
April 6, 2019