This is Sheila Michaels—in 1961 & more recently.
A feminist & civil rights activist, Michaels is credited with “discovering” & popularizing the title of Ms.
As the story goes, Michaels saw the typo “Ms.” on a piece of her roommate’s mail & decided it was the perfect alternative to having to choose between “Miss” & “Mrs.,” giving women the right to not be defined by marriage.
Sadly, Ms. Michaels passed away on June 22nd, at the ages of 78.
Time to announce the winner of our third “Christmas in July” Free Book Friday giveaway!
Congratulations again, Mary!!! You are the winner of the Home for the Holidays anthology, with stories by Leanne Banks, Dixie Browning, & Kathie DeNosky! (I’ve already got your mailing information, so I’ll send this book out with the other.)
One more “Christmas in July” giveaway coming up, so be sure to stop in this coming Friday!
Somebody’s been eating too many Skittles. :scream:
This week’s “Christmas in July” Free Book Friday giveaway is the Home for the Holidays by Leanne Banks, Dixie Browning, & Kathie DeNosky:
***Hang around The Dungeon for a while. Chat, comment, enjoy the burgeoning chuckles of the sidebar
***Leave a comment of some sort letting Mistress Heidi know you’re interested in the drawing & would like to read this particular book, should you be lucky enough to have your name plucked from the leather bustier
***Live in the U.S. for mailing purposes
***Pencil in another visit to The Dungeon on your calendar for Sunday, July 23rd when the winner of today’s Free Book Friday drawing will be announced
***If you’re the winner, be sure to follow the instructions & contact me with your information so I can send Home for the Holidays—& probably a few other goodies—your way