One thing I love about writing for Recollections is that it gives me the opportunity to write about female figures from the past, and that our readers love it. Women’s History Month is always a fun time for me and I want to make sure to recognize the fun that our customers have had with the blog since I came on. We have covered a lot about women’s culture, trailblazing women, and how women have adapted to changes in society. And of course, we have talked a lot about how women have used clothing to make a place for themselves in public and to use the freedom they have had through time to make decisions about what they wear. I don’t think Women’s History Month would be complete without attention given to some of my favorite pieces.
I have also included a short list of some of my favorite women’s history books in case you are hoping to get some new titles this month.
Do you have a favorite woman from history or topic related to women’s role in society that you would like me to cover? Let me know in the comments!
Some of our favorite females
Four Soiled Doves Who Left Their Mark
5 Madams of the Wild West and What Made Them Famous
6 Fun Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Hattie McDaniel’s Continued Legacy
Susan La Flesche Picotte: First Native American Female Physician
19th century female writers that should always be remembered
5 Facts About Margaret Tobin Brown
4 Empowering Depictions of Mrs Claus
Women’s fashion through time
Victorian Dress Reform: Who, What, When, and Why
Pioneer Clothing: What Women Wore in the Western Frontier
The rise and fall of the bustle: a short history
100 years of winter coats
Edwardian women fashion: morning, noon, and night
Some of our favorite women’s history books
Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Cleopatra: A Life
Female fun: pastimes, culture, and domestic life
Godey’s Lady’s Book: What You Didn’t Know
How Crazy Was the Bicycle Craze?
Three pioneering women’s outdoor clubs that broke all the rules
The Victorian laundry day
How to host a Victorian picnic
Learn more: some of our favorite women’s history podcasts
5 history podcasts to help you get your fix now: Part 1
5 history podcasts to help you get your fix: part 2