About Us

Over the years I have learned about many different women throughout history. Some are saints, some are sisters and mothers, some can only be called sluts (although there will be no name calling here), hence the name of the blog.  But all of these women have made an impact on the lives of the people around them and often on the rest of us.

As women, we have come a long way over the centuries, but that doesn’t mean we don’t  still have a way to go. Women all over the world are facing challenges. One woman dies in childbirth every 90 seconds, sex trafficking is still a huge problem in parts of the world, and here in the US we still rank 65th with regard to women being involved in politics.  The issues are varied, but if history tells us anything it’s that we can overcome.

There are many women throughout history that inspire me. Some of these have worked in math and science in times when women were rare in those fields, some have worked for the betterment of the world in general. Some are not well known, while some are common names. As I discover and learn more about these women, I hope to share what I learn with you. Maybe some of them will inspire you as well.

Recently, Susan Abernethy has joined me in writing for the blog. She brings with her years of study in areas that I know very little about. I’m very excited about adding a new dimension to the blog.

So join us and learn a little history along the way.  I hope we can all be inspired to do our part to make the world a better place for all women and the people in their lives.

Susan Ozmore
I am a former teacher in the telecommunications field as well as mathematics at the high school/community college level. Even though I studied math and science, I have always loved history. Now that I can read at my leisure, I am indulging again in history!

Susan Abernethy
After watching “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” in 1971 on TV, I was hooked on history. I read everything I could get my hands on about Henry VIII and even majored in history in college. Worked in the mortgage business for 24 years but always considered myself an amateur historian and want to share my passion. My favorite topic is women in history and my motto is Truth is Stranger Than Fiction!

Thanks for reading!

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31 Responses to About Us

  1. tamistout says:

    Susan!!! This is wonderful. And, your blog looks so much better. I might need some advice!!!! Enjoyed, and now subscribed.

  2. Susan says:

    Thanks Tami! it is fun. I’ve started blogs before and not kept up with them. Hopefully it will be different now. It is nice to have a friend who has just started one too. We can encourage each other.

  3. John McEwen says:

    Hi Susan, I like the info on Saints,sisters,sluts which has three my ancestors who were Matilda of Flanders,Edith ( later called Matilda ) & her daughter Matilda ( Maud ) & St.Margaret of Scotland.

    • Susan Ozmore says:

      Hi John,
      I’m the “other” Susan, but very happy that you like what you see here. I’ve enjoyed learning about your ancestors as well. I hope you’ll continue to read and let us know what you think. Thanks for reading!

  4. Susan Abernethy says:

    Dear John: You are so lucky to be related to these women! So glad you like the posts. I love researching and writing about them. Susan Abernethy

  5. Hi Susan! I love your blog!! Warm greetings from Finland :-).

    • Susan Ozmore says:

      Hi! So glad that you found us and like what you see. I checked out your blog too and it looks very interesting. I love ancient history as well, although I know more about other areas. So I look forward to learning from you. Thanks again for reading 🙂

  6. Susan Abernethy says:

    Finland! Is it nice and sunny there? 🙂 So glad you like our blog. I love the pictures of the statues of Alexander on your blog. Thank you for reading.

  7. howdy…very interesting blog……….history is indeed full of very interesting and powerful women…………….elizabeth 1 and victoria springing immediatly to mind………..my sister has a fascination with english royal history and knows every king queen,prince etc of the top of her head……im younger than her and grew up with lots of this stuff around……

    • im not as hooked as my sis but i got hooked when i read one of her books…..i elizabeth by rosalind miles…..fascinating.

      • Susan Abernethy says:

        Thanks so much for checking out our blog. I too have been fascinated by English History for a long time and really enjoy researching and writing about these women. I will write about Elizabeth I and Victoria one day!

    • Susan Ozmore says:

      Thanks for reading! My blog partner (Susan Abernethy) sounds like your sister. When we were kids she could recite them as well. It always fascinated me. I’m so glad to have her writing for the blog. Hope you’ll check out some of the other great women on here as well. Thanks again for reading.

  8. Wow.. I’ve never come across a blog quite like this before.. Fascinating 🙂

  9. Susan Abernethy says:

    So glad you like it Tebogo Ndlovu! Please keep reading! 🙂

  10. I’ve been browsing through the posts and I think it’s best to start from October 2011 so that whenever you refer back to another ‘lady’ im not completely lost 🙂 So excited!

  11. Susan Abernethy says:

    I think you have a good plan Tebogo Ndlovu! 🙂

  12. la dauphine says:

    super-cheers for the follow! have a nice weekend! n*

  13. Brilliant! I really love the idea for this blog! So good. There are so many untold stories, particularly of women, throughout history. I can’t wait to read and learn more!!

    • Susan Ozmore says:

      Thank you very much. You are right, there are many stories left to be told, or at least spread to a larger audience. We’re having a blast doing our little part. I’m glad you checked us out. Thanks 🙂

  14. Susan Abernethy says:

    Dear mlatimerridley: Thanks for reading. As Susan O. says we are having a blast telling the stories of these women. It’s always gratifying when a reader lets us know she learned something..and wants to learn more! 🙂

  15. thehistoryvault says:

    What a fantastic way to break up the women of history. 😉

  16. dear susans, congratulation for winning the “lovely blog” award here mentioned http://madamedepique.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/madame-is-oficially-lovely/

  17. Susan Abernathy, just discovered your blog by accident. I’ll definitely keep an eye on this one.

    • Susan Abernethy says:

      Thanks Dennis! Please be sure to check out my other history blog The Freelance History Writer here on WordPress. Thanks for reading.

  18. Dear Susan Abernethy,
    Thanks for spotting – and liking – my piece today. I note that you saw The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1971. So did I as a boy – the BBC Sunday serial was the only television programme we were permitted to watch at prep school. However, the headmaster didn’t approve of Anne Boleyn and her Howard cousin being guilty of adultery, so it became the Four Wives of Henry VIII…

    • Susan Abernethy says:

      HaHaHa! That’s very interesting! So I’m not the only one who was inspired by the show. I would be very interested in following your blog by e-mail but didn’t see a place to do that.

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