A memorial to Nellie Bly awaits construction on Roosevelt Island, NYC. This was the site of her first journalistic adventure. Back then called Blackwell’s Island, this was where she spent her Ten Days in a Mad-House. It remains the most familiar and historic Nellie Bly story.
A complex woman with a vision, Louise Bourgeois turned anxiety into art. Her work provoked audiences with disruptive work. She channeled emotions into her pieces to jolt audiences awake. Good or bad, Bourgeois makes us feel things.
Angela Davis made history with a powerful and poignant voice. Her work began in the sixties Civil Right movement and continues today. Scholar, activist, writer, and all around badass, she exemplifies strength.
Iconoclast Judy Chicago changed women’s history. Her extraordinary 1975 masterwork The Dinner Party still speaks volumes. It moves us with accomplishments of women in history