This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Which gave women the constitutional right to vote in the US...though there were many barriers which prevented some (like Black and Native American women) from actually casting their ballots. Still, a prettyyyy big moment in history.
Here at theSkimm, we’re committed to making sure every woman exercises their right to vote. (You can check out Skimm2020.com for more info, or to register to vote.) But we’re also celebrating the anniversary with fun products that honor women in history who changed the game for other women. So we’re reminded of their impact every day.
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She was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. Oh, and she was the first Black woman to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties. ($10+, Alleanna Harris Art on Etsy)
Starting with the Equal Rights Convention in 1866 and ending with the Time's Up movement in 2018, this book covers a ton. Plus five dollars from your purchase goes to Women for Women International, a nonprofit organization that provides support to women survivors of war. Do good, feel good. ($50, Uncommon Goods)
We’re talking people like Elizabeth I and Malala Yousafzai. Each story features a full-page portrait done by a female artist. And the biographies are written in a fairytale-style to help your kids understand just how great these women are. Sweet dreams. ($18.35+, Bookshop)
Alissa Chavez is a Latinx teen who invented the Hot Seat to prevent infant deaths in hot cars. Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie. How did they do it? This book dives into their struggles, biggest questions, and accomplishments. Girls really do solve everything. ($14.40, Amazon)
She was a former slave turned investigative journalist, activist, and researcher. She also started an anti-lynching campaign to bring awareness to the inhumane practice. This graphic is a great way to honor her at home. ($30.79+, Society6)
Written and illustrated by Brooklyn bartender Merrily Grashin, this book dives into history to showcase strong women and social movements. Each drink is inspired by something (or someone) in particular. Bottoms up. ($16.56, Bookshop)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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