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Women’s abilities are always being called into question. Take Rick Santorum's poke at women being too emotion for duty at the front lines of combat situations. A select corps of women is fighting back. Read the story of one American and two Afghani teenage
IntheHeartland · 874 days ago

It’s one thing to accept total responsibility for yourself, but there’s far more self-reliance and strength of character involved when you’ve undertaken an adventure nearly two months long, alone, and trekking nearly blind in the vast, cold region of Antar
IntheHeartland · 904 days ago

In spite of her family being homeless one 17-year-old girl has stayed focused. Samantha Garvey recently discovered she's being considered for a national prestigious science award, and hopes to get a full scholarship to college to study marine biology. Read
IntheHeartland · 915 days ago

Perry Barber was a singer/songwriter growing up in the 1970s. She did office work for Gladys Knight, and performed as an opener for Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Hall and Oates. But music was not to be her calling. Instead, her career path lay on the
IntheHeartland · 1056 days ago

Have you ever wanted something SO much you were willing to wait however long it took? Well, Keiko Fukuda waited almost 80 years to realizing her dream. At the age of 98 Keiko Fukuda became the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt in Judo. The p
IntheHeartland · 1078 days ago

  Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel doesn’t want to drive men mad. She does, however, want to be able to drive a car. No Saudi Arabia woman has the legal right to drive a car. Princess Ammerah is a vocal proponent of women’s rights. Saudi women’s rights are sever
IntheHeartland · 1107 days ago

  At 93 Therrell Camille Smith keeps everyone on their toes. She’s still teaching ballet in a school she established 60 plus years ago in her hometown of Washington D.C. Read more about this amazing woman on my blog Living in the Heartland.
IntheHeartland · 1112 days ago

Many young girls dream of owning or just riding horses. But those who dare to become a professional jockey have lots of hard work ahead of them. Rosie Napravnik, 23 finished ninth in the 2011 Kentucky Derby in May. She became the highest-finishing female r
IntheHeartland · 1149 days ago

Who hasn’t had a moment when they felt like yelling? What if you couldn’t? What if you weren’t able to say anything?Those among us who are able-bodied often take our abilities for granted. Jan Christian hasn’t taken the power of her voice for granted for a
IntheHeartland · 1176 days ago

Who says girls aren’t good in math and science? Jean Bartik was a brain-ENIAC. She was one of six unsung heroines who helped lead the world into the computer age. There weren’t many career options available to this woman who was born in 1927. Jean was obv
IntheHeartland · 1184 days ago

Tawakul Karmen has crossed significant barriers to demonstrate against Yemen's President Ali Absullah Saleh, a man who has dominated Yemini politics for more than three decades.More than 5 million Yeminis live in poverty and nearly half are illiterate. Yem
IntheHeartland · 1198 days ago

In the ring, the 32 year old Mayan Princes moves like a dancer and fights like a man. Lupita Lopez is a Matadora, a female bullfighter. You may not approve of bullfights (those fought in the U.S. are bloodless) yet it is difficult not to recognize her cour
IntheHeartland · 1220 days ago
Women on the Verge