Women & Gender

Lozen Born: c. 1840 - Died: June 17, 1889 Died at the Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama, USA Known for: Famed Apache warrior. medicine woman, and prophet We know little about the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache warrior known as Lozen. She seems to fall into the stereotypical category of heroicized female...

Margherita Hack Born: June 12, 1922 Florence, Italy Known for: Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.  Margherita Hack was known as the "Lady of the Stars" and spent her long career as an astronomer who focused on stellar spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Along with over 200 scientific papers to her name,...

Isabella Tod Born: May 18, 1836 Edinburgh, Scotland Known For: Women's Rights Activist and Suffragette When I went to research Isabella Tod, a renowned women's rights activist in Northern Ireland, I found a wonderful short documentary made in 2013 by the BBC. Instead of writing a short blog in...

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