The next WOW2, for Late October,
will post on Saturday, October 24.
The purpose of WOW2 is to learn about and honor women of achievement, including many who’ve been ignored or marginalized in most of the history books, and to mark moments in women’s history. It also serves as a reference archive of women’s history. There are so many more phenomenal women than I ever dreamed of finding, and all too often their stories are almost unknown, even to feminists and scholars.
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. The Smithsonian Latino Center has put out Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States, in both English and Spanish editions, written by Sabrina Vourvoulias, which includes the stories of 17 notable Hispanic American women.