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Eva Ekeblad

SAVED SWEDEN WITH VODKA Eva Ekeblad was born in Sweden in 1724 to a well-to-do family. At the age of 16, she married a count. She could have just entertained nobility and take care of her seven children but this gal had a brain for science. In the castle kitchen, she experimented with potatoes. Potatoes […]

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Josephine Baker

BURLESQUE PERFORMER AND FRENCH SPY Josephine Baker was born in 1906 in Missouri, she had a terrible childhood, I mean terrible. Little formal education, no indoor plumbing, poor, always hungry, abused, and homeless for a time. She made some money dancing on street corners at the age of 13. Her dancing led her to New […]

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Zelda Fitzgerald

AUTHOR AND THE FLAPPER GIRL Born in 1900 in Alabama, she was born into a life of privilege, her father was a Supreme Court Judge of Alabama. As a teenager, Zelda was a dancer and socialite. She was the flapper girl you think of the 1920’s. She drank, she smoked, she pushed gender norms, and was risqué. She met […]