Friday, March 10, 2017
It feels appropriate to share these at this time. After all March is women's history month and earlier this week was International Woman's Day. These five quilted postcards honor women who persisted.
Harriet Tubman is a perfect example of a woman who persisted in the face of multiple difficulties. A wonderful example of a civil rights activist. Finished size is 6.5 in X 8 in.
Marie Curie, persisted in her pursuit to be educated in a male dominated science field, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. The quilted postcard is 8.5 in X 10.5 in.
Susan B. Anthony persisted in the struggle for women's rights including the right to vote. We must persist as she did to gain equal pay, equal rights to education/work/etc. The quilted postcard is 8 in X 8.75 in.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to become a physician. As your quote shows, she had to persist in her struggle to do so. the struggles I had in medical school I am sure pale in comparison. The quilted postcard is 7.5 in X 10 in.
Gertrude Elion was a chemist. The postcard features a statement by Ms Elion: "Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't." The postcard is 7.5 X 9 in.