Their Story: Leslie Feinberg

In Her Story, Shedoesthecity recognizes figures in history whose achievements and legacies we greatly admire. This time, we selected transgender warrior Leslie Feinberg. As Feinberg doesn’t identify with female pronouns, we’ve modified our usual Her Story title to Their Story. We hope you’re as inspired by Feinberg as we are. Born: 1949 Why We Should… Read More »

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Her Story: Ella Baker

Born December 13 1903 – Died December 13 1986 Why We Should Care: Ella Baker was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement, the NAACP, the Nonviolent Student Movement, and the Black Power movement of the 1960s and onward. Baker was the highest ranked woman in the NAACP during her involvement. She was a strong advocate of… Read More »

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Her Story: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Welcome back, Her Story! You may remember this popular series from years ago—we missed it, so we decided to revitalize it! Join us as we discover some of the most interesting, inspiring, and influential women in history. Born 1651 – Died 1695 Why We Should Care: Sor Cruz (Sister Cruz) was an indignant soul who, despite being… Read More »

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Dame Diana Rigg (Emma Peel of The Avengers)

Why We Should Care:When it comes to kicking serious ass and looking fabulous doing it, there is no character more legendary than Diana Riggs’ Mrs. Emma Peel of 60s TV series, The Avengers. Anglicized to the nth degree, the show was likely responsible for the spread of not just a few exaggerated British-isms, but the… Read More »

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