Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

This is my great great gran on my dad's side: Flora Haines Loughead. She graduated from college when she was 17, wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle during the earthquake, fought for civil rights, published several novels, owned passion fruit farms and opal mines, was the mother of the Lockheed brothers, and got divorced three times. She was ferocious even by today's standards and I take immense pride in sharing her DNA.

There's some excellent information here and you can read some of her books on Google Books. She inspires me in my work and life every day and I hope every woman is inspired to be a badass!

Go forth and be awesome, sisters!

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