Tag Archives: Women

1784: First Woman to Fly

On June 4, 1784, at the age of 19, a French opera singer named Élisabeth Thible became the first woman aeronaut in history by ascending in a hot air balloon in Lyon. A painter named M. Fleuranthad had been scheduled … Continue reading

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1943: Day Shift

Francis Criss: Day Shift (1943)

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1910: Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a woman by an unknown photographer; Senegal, c. 1910. Her hair style is called nguuka. “Created using black wool to produce two symmetrical voluminous spheres held by a textile on top of the head, this hairdo became popular … Continue reading

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1776: The Resurrection of the Universal Friend

Born in Rhode Island in 1752, Jemima Wilkinson would become, at the age of 25, the first American-born woman to found a religious group—following what she claimed was her death and resurrection. She abandoned her birth name, asked to be … Continue reading

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1998: Qajar

Shadi Ghadrian: Qajar #3 (1998) (source)

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1964: Bastard

Women cheat, women suffer. They used to be attractive—so they smooth away their age. I shout mine aloud because I was never attractive, because I shall always have my baby hair. It’s taken me two and a half hours to … Continue reading

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2015: When My Father Died

Susanna Hesselberg: When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down (2015) (source)

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