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*International Women’s Day Gallery

Until every day is women’s day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate some women around the world.

All photos courtesy of Wikipedia Commons:

Doris Uboh, NIgerian engineer, photo by mslawanson
Ogino Ginko, first woman doctor in Japan
Bolivian woman weaving
Mariya Dolina, dive bomber pilot, Ukraine 1944
Inuit woman, 1907
Women on the beach, Palestine 1921
Young jingle dancers by blw
Woman in India by yosarian
Lesotho women protesting violence against women by K. Kendall
Women protesting for rights in India by Lajpat Dhingra
Women protesting cost of food NYC 1917
Frances Benjamin Johnston self-portrait 1896
Dancing in China by stougard
Women's 5k speed skating 2010 Olympics by Robert Scoble


Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

6 thoughts on “*International Women’s Day Gallery

  1. Thank you for this, Lilian! It made me smile and it was wonderful to see so many strong vibrant beautiful intelligent women in one place.

  2. Thanks Cate and Di–there were so many wonderful photos to choose from. I smiled while doing so, too. Frances is among the late 19th c women photographers in the generation after Julia Margaret Cameron. Interestingly she was well connected (with the establishment) and highly successful as a professional photographer (mostly architecture), though she was a lesbian. I was going to say conventional, but erased it, because at that time photographing architecture was not conventional for women’s photography, which tended to the narrative and sentimental.

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