232: The Self-Empowered Woman: Mother Angelica

Dear Followers, Today, I would like to thank my Dallas pen pal, Joan Faubion, for suggesting that my next blog be about Mother Angelica, who died this past Easter Sunday. The more I researched her life story, the more obvious it became that she was indeed a Self-Empowered Woman. Rita Antoinette Rizzo was born on April 20th, 1923 in Canton, Ohio,  and died on March 27th, 2016. She was the only child of John and Mae Helen (Gianfrancesco) … [Read more...]

231: The Self-Empowered Woman: Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Dear Followers, I love sharing stories of unlikely Self-Empowered Women, and I just learned about a remarkably talented woman who is currently being honored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun was born in Paris on April 16th 1755. Her father was a portraitist and a fan painter, and he gave Louise Elisabeth her first childish art lessons because he recognized her early talent (4: Supportive Someone). But when she … [Read more...]

230: The Self-Empowered Woman: Inventions by Women

Dear Followers, In honor of THE 17 TRAITS OF SELF-EMPOWERED WOMEN, here’s a list of important contributions made by (relatively un-applauded) females.  How lucky we all are to benefit from their brainpower!   The Car Heater: We all owe our thanks to Margaret A. Wilcox who invented the car heater in 1893! (She also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher). Monopoly: This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in … [Read more...]