Woman of the Month: Amelia Bloomer

5:21:00 PM

I was watching Chelsea on Netflix today and the topic of the episode was feminism. I was really inspired when Gloria Steinem was featured throughout the episode, talking about different women in history who did amazing things, yet are not mentioned in most of our history books. In fact, I had never even heard of some of them, let alone the amazing things the accomplished. 


So I decided I want to research and write about these women to share what I learned about them and their successes. Every month, in addition to my usual fashion-related posts, I intend to write about an inspirational women from the past, or present. 


 First up is Amelia Bloomer.
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She was an American women's rights advocate and newspaper editor. She founded the first U.S newspaper run by and for women called The Lily.




The newspaper focused on the issues of the temperance movement, but is also remembered for promoting a change in the dress standards for women. Bloomer and many more women promoted a change for less restrictive clothing. This is why pants were called  "bloomers." 




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5 comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Amelia Bloomer's story, I hadn't heard about it! I also want to start watching that show, it looks great!

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  2. What a great post! I will be checking out that show on Netflix it sounds brilliant. Thanks for sharing about Amelia Bloomer, I haven't heard of her before so that's really cool. Great, informative post xxx

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  3. The show sounds so good definitely going to check it out! Really inspiring story. x

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  4. I think doing posts like this every month is an absolute great idea.
    I realize I didn't know a thing about Amelia Bloomer and the Lily. Thank you for sharing and teaching me. Now I'm motivates to do my own researches and learn about great women in history. :)
    xo
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  5. Great post!
    Have a nice evening!
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