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Celebrating the Feminine: HerStories: Home

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Dear Skyline Community,

As organizers of the Sharing HerStories event, we would like to inform you that in an effort to make our HerStory space more inclusive and accessible to all, we have decided to offer this space in an asynchronous, online format. We acknowledge students are taking midterms this week and all of us are preparing to go into Spring break next week. We also realize that there are many stories that need to be told and heard and an hour and a half event will not suffice.

Sharing HerStories is about celebrating the feminine and we invite stories from everyone who prides themselves for their feminism and femininity, feels an affinity for the feminine, or is inspired by strong feminine influences in their lives.

We encourage you to share your stories in a variety of digital-friendly formats - text, video, and audio - that we will link or upload to Celebrating the Feminine: HerStories. Although not a requirement, we welcome you to provide us with a short bio along with your stories. If a poem or image captures your stories better, please feel free to share it with us along with a brief explanation about how the selected piece relates to your story. Please send your stories to Pia Walawalkar <walawalkars@smccd.edu> and Rob Williams <williamsrob@smccd.edu>.  We will add them to Skyline Community HerStories

We hope that this change in event format will serve to create an open and inclusive environment for all. We look forward to receiving your herstories.

Warm regards,

Pia Walawalkar and Rob Williams

Her Quotes

My own definition is a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there's a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better.
I'm not sure I'm qualified for office. ... I'm gonna fight for equal pay, every day, for myself, for my team and for every single person out there—man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color, whatever it may be. Equal pay, as the great Serena Williams said, until I'm in my grave.
We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all
The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued
I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance
t's really important for boys to see that girls take up half of the planet - which we do
Tell us what it is to be a woman so that we may know what it is to be a man
Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times, but all of them picked themselves up and kept going.

Take a Quiz!

1. What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?

a. United States

b. New Zealand

c. Iceland

 

2. Who improved war-time gas masks, invented “invisible” (nonreflective) glass, received other military patents and was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University in 1926? 

a.  Emeline Cleveland

b.  Marie Curie

c.  Katharine Blodgett

 

3. Who is the dancer, singer, actor, fundraiser, author, and poet who read a specially-composed poem at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993?

a. Aretha Franklin

b. Lady Gaga

c. Maya Angelou

 

4. Who was the founder of the world's first university?

a. Fatima Al-Fihiri

b. Ashley S. Johnson

c. Mary Eddy Kidder

 

5. Who was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Abigail Adams 

b. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

c. Sandra Day O'Connor

 

6. Who was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?

a. Jane Adams

b. Toni Morrison

c. Selma Lagerlöf

 

7. Who said "I paint my own reality."

a. George O'Keefe

b. Frida Kahlo

c. Mary Cassatt

 

8. How many other countries had already guaranteed women’s right to vote before the campaign was won in the United States?

a. 15

b. 4

c. 9

 

9. Women who worked for women’s right to vote were called?

a. immoral

b. suffragist

c. Both of the above

 

10. Who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize

a. Mariam Makeba

b. Wangari Maathai

c. Chimamanda Adichie

 

11. Who was Rebecca Allison?

a. Named one of the top doctors in Phoenix

b. Trans woman

c. Both of the above

 

12. Who started the tree hugger movement?

a. Jane Goodall

b. Nature lovers in California

c. Female villagers in Garahwal Himalayas


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