Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines history first as a tale or story. It is a chronological record of significant events that affect a nation or institution.
Often we hear the definition of “history” meaning “from the past.” However, stories of women and women of African Descent are often left out of our collective history. Yet, our story is what connects us all. Together we live herstory every day in plain sight with great significance and impact–leaving a legacy that needs to be uncovered and shared.
As we celebrate Black History Month this February and Bold Women’s Day during Women’s History in March, follow this blog every Monday in February and reflect on the lives of bold women and the impact of how their collective voices are changing the lives of women and girls every day.
February 6, Week 1
Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?”
February 13, Week 2
Agojie, Viola Davis, Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King
February 20, Week 3
Chinonye Chukwu, Whoopi Goldberg, Danielle Deadwyler Till
February 27, Week 4
Valora Starr is the director for discipleship, Women of the ELCA.