Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Introducing Amelia Earhart


With thanks to Grace O’Malley…

Amelia Earhart was an early 20th century American aviator, feminist, and pacifist whose pioneering transoceanic flights brought her international fame. Fiercely independent and moved by the beauty of flying, she set out on journeys that transcended not only international boundaries but also commonly accepted human, and particularly feminine, limits. She disappeared in 1937 while attempting an around the world flight. Though she is remembered as a record setter, she was driven by her own internal vision, writing in one of her last letters to her husband, “Please know I am quite aware of the hazards...I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."

4 comments:

Anna Koransky said...

Welcome, Amelia!

Grace O'Malley said...

Glad to have you aboard, Amelia!

Lakshmi Bai said...

A warm welcome to you, Amelia!

Glaceo said...

Great photo!