A Woman to Know: Fanny Bullock Workman
|Julia Carpenter||Jul 14, 2016|
It should be known to them and stated in print that a woman was the initiator and special leader of this expedition. — Fanny
That's Fanny Bullock Workman, on top of the Kaberi Glacier (elevation: 20,000+ feet), holding a newspaper headlined "Votes for Women." She organized the glacier expedition herself, accompanied by her husband on one of their many adventures. As she wrote later:
It should be known to them and stated in print that a woman was the initiator and special leader of this expedition. When later, woman occupies her acknowledged position as an individual worker in all fields, as well as those of exploration, no such emphasis of her work will be needed; but that day has not fully arrived, and at present it behooves women, for the benefit of their sex, to put what they do, at least, on record.
Badass, definition of.
Add to your reading list:
On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet (Luree Miller)
Game Faces: Five Early American Champions and the Sports They Changed (Thomas H. Pauly)
Sketches Awheel in Modern Iberia (Fanny Bullock Workman)
Peaks and Glaciers of Nun Kun (Fanny Bullock Workman)
Two Summers in the Ice Wilds (Fanny Bullock Workman)
Fanny Bullock Workman (Harvard Magazine)
Fanny Bullock Workman Climbs the Himalayas (Two Nerdy History Girls)
The Workmans: Travellers Extraordinary (Alpine Journal)
8 trailblazing female explorers (Mother Nature Network)
Fanny Bullock Workman (The American Alpine Club Library)
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