Readings on Turning Points
Happy Tuesday, all!
I’d like to kick this week’s readings off with one kick-a woman.
Meet Sarah Marquis, the woman who WALKED 10,000 miles over the past 3 years.
And here I am, patting myself on the back if I manage to walk for 5 mins.
Marquis has trekked through, “…Siberia, the Gobi Desert, China, Laos, and Thailand…” then she hoped on a boat and walked across Australia. A self professed sufferer of wanderlust, she enjoys pushing herself to the limit. Like early pioneers and explorers Marquis has, “…starved, she has frozen, she has (wo)man hauled.” She even encountered Mongul horsemen who tried to raid her camp. Her tale is certainly one of survival and strength.
In science news, this year’s Google Science Fair Award went to these lovely ladies.
Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey, and Ciara Judge won the prize for their project, “…that examined the use of natural bacteria to increase crop output in an effort to combat world hunger, and to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture by minimizing fertilizer use.” These young scientists are paving the way for women in STEM programs around the world.
There are exciting developments in women’s history every week and I love sharing them. Always feel free to share any stories you come across during the week.