The path before us has been forged by other strong women.
When we attempt new things, we sometimes feel that we’re all alone. Yet other women have taken similar endeavors, but their stories are largely lost and forgotten. This site is dedicated to these women.
These strong women changed their lives and the lives of others around them. They also changed our world.
About the Author
Kathleen Colvin gets courage from Amelia Earhart, determination from Jane Austen, and perseverance from Cleopatra.
While writing two books on Oregon history, she found women’s contributions were often overlooked. For the past 20 years, she’s researched strong, inspirational women in history.
Why Historical Fiction?
Historical fiction allows us to reexamine past stories of women and their power. While most women did not have explicit power, but some had implicit power, allowing them to influence men and their own circumstances. Historical fiction teaches us today that women still had agency and the ability to make choices, even in a limited sphere. We have assumptions on how much women could influence their circumstances, but a reexamination of a possible historical scenario reveals to us in new ways of power.