Thursday, March 8, 2012

Women's History Month No. 7

"I have wedded the cause of human improvement, staked on it my fortune, my reputation, my life."
Frances "Fanny" Wright (1795 - 1852), one of the most interesting women I've ever come across. I might never have known about her and her adventurous life had I not had the privilege of writing and illustrating Rabble Rousers: 20 Women Who Made a Difference. Really, early on, this freethinking Scotswoman fell so in love with the ideals of our young, revolutionary republic that she made it her home & well & truly made her presence known.

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