Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives
Women’s History Month 2015
This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually
and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history.
Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal
exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman
can do. The stories of women’s lives and the choices they made encourage girls and
young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding
of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and
upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.
There is a real power in hearing women’s stories, both personally and in a larger
context. Remembering and recounting tales of our ancestors’ talents, sacrifices, and
commitments inspires today’s generations and opens the way to the future.
(text reproduced from nwhp.org with permission)
2015 Calendar of Events
Recognize a Woman Who Helped to Weave Your Story
Learn more about Women's History Month
Read Some Student Responses to the WHM Writing Prompt
Read Amira's Artist Statement