Posts Tagged ‘Women Vault’


100 YEARS AGO…. The Fight for Equality began – we’ve come a long way girls, but there are still centuries upon generation of patterns to break even in the most progressive modern societies… still there is violence and abuse happening behind closed doors and of course there are foreign countries where archaic oppression and disrespect of women are still the norm. The world has historically been defined by men, but since my mother’s pioneering and adventurous generation who paved the way for modern women like us, we’ve made leaps and bound, but it will take another few generations to counter balance the inequality of the past…. the fight goes on, and comes from STRENGTH, POSITIVITY AND HOPE HOPE HOPE to make the world a better place for future generations.

The first European country to introduce women’s suffrage was the Grand Duchy of Finland and that country, then a part of the Russian Empire with autonomous powers, produced the world’s first female members of parliament as a result of the 1907 parliamentary elections. The predecessor state of modern Finland, The Grand Principality of Finland was part of the Russian Empire from 1809 to 1917 and enjoyed a high degree of autonomy. The Parliament Act in 1906 established the unicameral parliament of Finland and both women and men were given the right to vote and stand for election. Thus Finnish women became the first in the world to have unrestricted rights both to vote and to stand for parliament. In elections the next year, 19 female MPs, first ones in the world, were elected and women have continued to play a central role in the nation’s politics ever since. Miina Sillanp√§√§, a key figure in the worker’s movement, became the first female minister in 1926.

Women in Finnish Parliament 1907!

CANADA has had a good track record for recognizing women, and a good organization heard my 2011 new years eve, to find a Youth and Women’s organization i could participating in….. Girls Action Organization called, and now i am a SPARK in their LIGHT A SPARK CAMPAIGNlaunching today! thanks for having me aboard…. THE YOUNG WOMEN OF CANADA have access to the world’s highest quality of life. there is no reason why, the future of the world, can not be shaped by the strong, hardworking women of CANADA. GO GO GO! you get my vote!

Let’s light a spark under the asses of all the women we love today. light it with love and encouragement to follow you inner dreams and make a difference – life is short, make the most of it today!



MOTHER OF THE TREES embracing Bizantine era mosaic basilicas! small italian town with a lot of heart, pasta and wine in the historic region of ravenna italia…. end of our italian perfect weekend. thank you all for coming out to receive the music and give love x

hot hot show full of much energy, then came meeting the real flesh and blood madonnas face to face. italian women are a passionate dream x gratzie

no italian weekend is complete without a 2am home cooked meal by a rock music inspired chef! CHEF DAVIDE did just that.. brought us home to mama, the sister, the brother and dog to feed us! thank you italian hearts! too good to us, so we will be back sooner than you’d think. in the meantime happy winter solstice, christmas and new year!




… BORN JULY 24TH 1897 – Atchison, KS
in the magical ways of an “un”planned road trip,
i was lucky enough to fall upon the amelia earhart birth place and museum,
on the eve of her birthday.
today marks the birth of a true blue modern day woman,
a pioneer of independence and adventure, born at the turn of the last century.
with a passion and determination to fly,
she was the first woman to fly the atlantic ocean on her own.
unfortunately, shortly before her 40th birthday,
she disappeared during her final stretch of her most ambitious flight;
the first person of the time, to fly around the world on the equator line….
she was a red head,
good friend of the first progressive “first lady” eleanor roosevelt,
she designed clothing and luggage and flew planes!
she wrote a letter to her husband on the morning of their wedding day,
that he had to sign and agree to before they married,
that included the poetic line
“In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be by myself
now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times
the confinement o even an attractive cage.”
she was incredibly independent in a time when
woman were expected to do nothing but stay home,
let alone learn to fly and educate herself with worldly things…
she could’ve almost been considered to be a “witch”.

on this road trip i’ve also come across other inspiring parts of american history AND contemporary stories… involving civil war heroes turned hermits,
vikings in kansas and the magical rebirth and roam of the buffalo!
as the internet connection allows,
i will forward on these tales and snapshots upon you in this here blog!