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Bold, Brash and (Absolutely Unabashed) Superwomen from Susan B. Anthony to Xena
Varla Ventura, Foreword by Vicki Leon
ISBN: 9781573241281
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
7 x 7
366 pages
January 1, 1998


Women have always been heroes. But it is no longer enough just to say so. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women need a new name of their own. As sheroes, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the serhoic foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, Sheroes paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women poised for the future. Drawn from the fictional and real worlds, the sheroic profiles include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott king, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Agent Scully, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Thelma and Louise, Ripley, Roseanne, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and others.

Varla Ventura is the author of Fairies, Pookas and Changelings; Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night; Among the Mermaids; The Book of the Bizarre; and Beyond Bizarre. She can often be found lurking about the deep dark woods and lakes of Minnesota on the hunt for mushrooms, magical herbs, and the elusive little men of legend. Photo credit: Dark Rose Photography

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Vicki Leon is the author of Uppity Women of the Renaissance, Uppity Women of Medieval Times Uppity, Uppity Women of the New World, and Women of Ancient Times. The author of seven wildlife books, six travel guides, and two children’s books, Leon, who lives in Oregon, also delights in giving workshops and speeches on the unsung women in history.
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