Henrietta Swan Leavitt

This week we are swinging all the way back to the 1860’s to meet Henrietta Swan Leavitt – an American astronomer ‘known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods ranging from a few days to several months’ (source). … IfContinue reading “Henrietta Swan Leavitt”

Sadia Khatri

It’s time to meet Sadia Khatri! Sadia is pushing against the entrenched problems of sexual violence in Pakistan through her initiative ‘Girls of Dhabas‘. To quote directly from their Facebook page: ‘Girls at Dhabas is an open community of women and non-binary folks who wish to occupy public spaces on their own terms and whims,Continue reading “Sadia Khatri”

Marielle Franco

The recent murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco has sparked outrage in Brazil. While it is publicly believed that she was assassinated, investigations into her death are ongoing. Thousands of people poured into the streets following her death, mourning and protesting. Her death comes in the aftermath of Michel Temer (Brazil’s president) increasing military powers inContinue reading “Marielle Franco”

Bonus post: International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! This is a quick shout out to all of the fabulous women in my life and to express my gratitude to each and every one of them. In my immediate family I have women who I absolutely adore. Firstly, how lucky am I? Secondly, these women have shown me thatContinue reading “Bonus post: International Women’s Day”