A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


Honoring Yesterday's Heroes

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

Marie Curie

Marie Curie, bornNovember 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, was  a  physicist and chemist. Her discovery of the mysterious element radium led to a basic change in our understanding of matter and energy. In December 1903, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded, Marie along with  Pierre Curie,and Henri Becquerel the Nobel Prize in Physics, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel. During her lifetime, she also led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of diseases. She died of aplastic anemia on July 4, 1934, believed to have been a result of her long-term exposure to radiation. 

1 comment:

  1. I love learning about these wonderfully talented women you write about on this blog. Thank you for the time you put in with all the research.