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I read this yesterday and was going to post it - but it was my birthday and I didn’t want to put any negative ANYTHING into the air. Fun fact is that I was going to spend my bday surfing but there have been over thirty shark sightings recently so I said no thanks. So ...... Laird (one of the most famous surfers in the world) said, “The biggest most common reason to be bit is a women with her period…You know most people don’t event think about that, obviously if a woman has her period there’s a certain amount of blood in the water….It’s kind of like running around with a lightening rod and wondering why you get struck by lightening.” First off in Australia, since 1941, 94% of shark attack victims have been male. My future advice for Laird is to politely say "no comment" or “sorry brah I got waves to catch." Don't try and be the mouth piece for women .... saying remarks like this only perpetuate the lamest most false stereotypes. I am sure he thinks women on their periods can't make clear decisions...women on their periods won't do as well in business...women on their periods shouldn't run for political office...women on their periods can't serve in the military...women on their periods are "unclean"....women on their periods should stay in a small cement hut outside. Blah blah blahhhhhh #theunsungheroines

The best part of this account/book is meeting the women who are part of it. I started posting photos of @laurathornhillcaswell over a year ago, and then met her, and now am proud to call her a friend. We can all get down about technology, me especially, but there are some pretty great perks that can come out of it. Hope everyone has a good day. #theunsungheroines

"Anybody is free to audition for the New York Liberty’s dance team. There’s just one catch: You must be at least 40. The current Timeless Torches lineup is made up of 13 members ranging in age from 40 to 76 and includes a legal assistant, an accountant, a Vietnam veteran, and an IT guy (yes, they take dancers of all genders). Margaret Hamilton, a 47-year-old legal secretary from the Bronx, joined at the urging of her daughter. “ ‘Mom! You are always dancing around,’ ” she remembers her daughter saying. “I said, ‘Well, I guess it’s like a free aerobics class.’ ” After her inaugural performance, “someone came up and said, ‘Can I have your autograph?’ I was so shocked that I forgot my name and signed ‘From Mommy.’ ” —Alexa Tsoulis-Reay #theunsungheroines

These caps were made by a woman in Long Island named Betty Geib. She originally made them for her children but they picked up popularity according to @life in the 1950's theunsungheroines

Say hey to Amy Hughes #32 who graduated from David Starr Jordan High School in LA in 1985. She says " playing basketball for me is / was like breathing. I just have to do it." I met Amy and a few of her teammates yesterday at a lunch for AAUW. The Organization has worked for more than 130 years as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Yesterday was about raising money for STEM scholarships for young girls. #theunsungheroines

Jackie Joyner by Lee Frielander - 1997 #theunsungheroines

Thanks for the pic @gotagirlcrush 🤽🏼‍♀️🏄🏾‍♀️🏊🏼‍♀️🤾🏽‍♀️⛹🏽‍♀️#theunsungheroines

My teacher/coach from boarding school sent me this photo of her awesome daughter Olive, standing in front of legend skateboarder @laurathornhillcaswell . Olive had "role model" day at school ( in Alaska) and she chose Simone Biles. ❤️ @simonebiles - I had to crop the photo so you can't see the radical tights! #theunsungheroines #neverthelessshepersisted

When Eilene Galloway was born, the Wright Brothers' historic flight was less than three years old. Half a century later, Galloway helped create the agency that landed humans on the moon and continues to explore our home planet, the solar system and beyond. On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, leading to the birth of NASA on Oct. 1, 1958. Galloway, who died in 2009 just short of her 103rd birthday, helped make it all happen. Galloway began work with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress in 1941, researching and writing House and Senate documents including "Guided Missiles in Foreign Countries," released just before the Soviets launched Sputnik in October 1957. In 1958, then-U.S. Senator Lyndon B. Johnson asked her to help with Congressional hearings that led to the creation of NASA and America's entry into the Space Race. "The only thing I knew about outer space at that time," she said, "was that the cow had jumped over the Moon." Galloway helped write the legislation, emphasizing international cooperation and peaceful exploration. Later, she served as America's representative in drafting treaties governing the exploration and uses of outer space and launched the field of space law and international space law. She also served on nine NASA Advisory Committees. #theunsungheroines

Thank you @eveperry for this photo and story of your mom!: "Lori Sanders (now Lori Perry) age 15 in Hurricaine Utah with her horse Buttons. The photo was taken before a local rodeo competition. "I did the pole bending competition. The horse weaves through a series of poles and races back to the starting line. It takes a lot of practice because the horse has to change leads twice going around each pole to keep the rhythm going in order to be really fast. It is actually a beautiful work of art on the horse's part. So fluid and graceful. Every step has to be perfect or you lose time." Lori was very proud of her Navajo woven horse blanket bought for her by her father, for competition use only.

Update: Also my mom added this last minute, LOL: You probably don't want to put this but I made the hat band out of a rattlesnake I killed and then tanned the skin. It still had the rattled on it.

Another Update: My mom ate the snake.
Another added update: It tasted like chicken. #theunsungheroines

Wilma Rudolph and children, 1968. Happy mothers day out there to all the moms I know, friends who have lost their moms, single moms, soon to be mommas, my friends and family with complicated relationships with their moms, lesbian moms, single dad's who do both roles, foster moms, and everything else I have missed. Love to all. #theunsungheroines

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