Herstory Portrait: Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011) was a Kenyan environmental activist. She founded the Green Belt Movement in the 1970s seeking to promote environmental conservation in Kenya and Africa. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”
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I will keep making these, my husband had a great idea to make them into a deck of cards. That means 52! I shall do one a week. But, it’s back to surface design for me – I miss it and it’s what I want to focus on for this challenge. 🙂
Today I give you LaDonna Harris, an outspoken advocate on issues of concern to Native Americans, women, children, and t he mentally ill. In 1970 she founded Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) Source: http://biography.yourdictionary.com/ladonna-harris
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I’ve been enjoying doing these portraits, but I’m missing the patterns. Starting Saturday I’ll be back to patterns.
Day 24 / 365 Days of Design
Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker was a true badass. Just researching for this portrait made me want to learn so much more about her.
She was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, she continually crossed the Confederate lines to treat civilians. After being taken prisoner in 1864 and imprisoned in Richmond, she was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first woman to receive this award. In 1917, her medal, along with 910 others, was taken away when Congress revised the standards to include only “actual combat with the enemy.” She refused to return the medal, wore it until her death, and she was finally awarded it posthumously.
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Current theme sprint: Herstory Portraits.
Today I give you Emmy Noether! Emmy Noether was a German mathematician who made important contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics by proving a revolutionary mathematical theorem that changed the way physicists study the universe. NBD.
I just love how she came out. In almost all the pictures of her, especially later in life, she has a big happy smile on her face. She looks like she loved life and had a big laugh.