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"I have never written a word that did not come from my heart. I never shall."  Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was a journalist and an adventurer, the first person to travel the world in fewer than 80 days (inspired by Jules Verne's novel) and had herself committed to an insane asylum in order to report on the conditions.

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1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Historical Accuracy Reincarnated - antiqueroyals: Queen Alexandra of Great Britain

Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 1884 (she married Bertie, Prince of Wales, he became King Edward VI of Great Britain & she became Queen Alexandra of Great Britain) I'll post some more photos of her, as she was a beautiful and fashionable woman of the time.

Nellie Bly, pionnière du journalisme d’immersion | HORIZOOM

Ten Days in a Mad House, Nellie Bly, published in Nellie had herself committed to Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum for a reporting story. What she encountered there as a "patient" turned the City of New York on it's head once exposed.

Nellie Bly later years - Nellie Bly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nellie Bly - Wikipedia, After ten days, Bly was released from the asylum at The World’s behest. Her report, later published in book form as Ten Days in a Mad-House, caused a sensation and brought her lasting fame.

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star. I'll bet she broke a few hearts along the way.

Nellie Bly (1864-1922) Best known as an investigative journalist whose undercover stint inside a mental institution loosely inspired Sarah Paulson’s character on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” Nellie Bly was also one heck of a world traveler, although she didn’t exactly stick around long in the far-flung locales she visited. After all, she had a record to beat.

9 trailblazing female explorers

We’ve rounded up eight women of the and early centuries who broke with societal expectations to forge a path for their modern counterparts.

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on the Western Front during WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal (the highest medal for nurses) for bravery and it was pinned on her by King George V at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and is listed in the Dictionary of Biography of notable Australians.

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on…

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