terça-feira, 8 de março de 2016

Nellie Bly

It has been a while… but I thought that the International Women’s day would be a great day to come back here, as nothing in this world gives me more pleasure than to research, to learn more, to write about and to celebrate women’s lives.

I was lucky enough to meet someone fantastic soon after coming back to this project. Her name is Nellie Bly.

A journalist and world-traveler who was ahead of her time in more ways than I could ever count. Over a 100 years ago, she paved the way for women in journalist after writing about the brutal treatment received by women suffering from mental health issues by pretending to have amnesia and investigating their daily life in one asylum in New York. 

Her report can be found in the book “Ten days in a mad-house” which was adapted to the big screen in a film production released last year. 

She has also traveled around the world in 72 days, invented a bunch of things and
was one of the leading women industrialists in the United States. She got married, never had kids and died of pneumonia at age 57. A short-but well-lived life, it seems. 

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