So happy to have you here!
I’m excited for March because it is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation.
This month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history, and we shall!
(plus 3️⃣ Self-Care Tips at the end 😉)
With Love,
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With Women’s History Month underway and International Women’s Day approaching on March 8th, the country will be focusing on famous women who shaped the world we live in today. But not everyone who did so has gotten the recognition she deserved. Let’s shine the spotlight on other lesser-known female history-makers. Here are my picks:
Emilia Casanova de Villaverde is known as a patriot in Cuba, but lived most of her life in New York City.
An ardent abolitionist and activist leader, she supported Cuba’s independence from Spain during the last half of the 19th century. As the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878) raged in Cuba, she formed the first women’s club, La Liga de las Hijas de Cuba, to raise funds and sustain the elderly, the widows and orphans who took refuge from the war in New York.
She addressed the Congress of the United States about Cuba’s situation, and on several occasions personally sought the aid of President Ulysses S. Grant.
A physician and researcher, Jane Cooke Wright is credited as having been among the cancer researchers to discover chemotherapy.
In 1964, Wright was the only woman among seven physicians who helped to found the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and in 1971, she was the first woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society. Wright was appointed associate dean and head of the Cancer Chemotherapy Department at New York Medical College in 1967, apparently the highest ranked African American physician at a prominent medical college at the time, and certainly the highest ranked African American woman physician.
She was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board (aka the National Cancer Advisory Council) from 1966 to 1970 and the President’s Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke from 1964 to 1965.
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Women take on many different roles in their everyday lives. We mustn't forget to take care of ourselves along the way. Practicing self-care can be doing any activity that strengthens us physically, emotionally, mentally, intellectually, or spiritually. Here are some tips that are sure to help:
1️⃣ Spend some time alone to think about your needs and think about ways to meet those needs.
2️⃣ Take an interest in your hobbies that will help improve your overall well-being.
3️⃣ Try reading a book, watching a good TV show, go to therapy, make a fitness plan, or join a club!
Needless to say, women have played a pivotal role in the history of our nation and continue to do so every day. It makes me so happy to have shared this with you through our Newsletter and I’m looking forward to sharing more next month. Let a friend know about our publication and encourage them to subscribe. Thank you, and until April!
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