It’s been a while since I posted one of these, but I feel like in this time of exam-breakdowns we are in dire need of some badass women to look up to. Today: Annie Smith Peck. Domain of badassery: MOUNTAINEERING. YES, THAT’S RIGHT.
Winter has come and as of today there’s a full on snow blanket all over the city I live in. Everyone around me is wet, cold, miserable, and spending every breathing minute complaining about it. Snow sucks, it ruins everyone’s day and no one has time for the consequences it brings.
It’s been a good two weeks now since I first started whining to my parents to put the Christmas tree up. I’ve been full-on blasting Christmas songs since about the 15th of November, and I am now commonly known amongst my friends as the Christmas-obsessed one. Yet I keep hearing the same thing: it’s way too early for all that Christmassy stuff. Well, allow me to correct you.
The thirteenth woman in my influential women series has roots in the medical world. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, ladies and gentlemen. Elizabeth was the first woman in the United States to obtain a medical degree, and as you can imagine she did not manage to do that without opposition. She, however, did not give a damn about what anyone thought of her.