A Toast to Our Foremothers


Let’s talk about birth. Not babies and bottles and binkies, but rather the dawn of women.

When we talk about women’s history, we must first give a toast to our foremothers – the women who abandoned societal conventions, believed in a future better than their present, and thrust themselves into the precarious space that defined the suffrage movement.

Whether through communal action or private initiative, New Jersey women from every close-knit village and sprawling municipality in the state deepened their commitments to one another and the feminist cause by living out loud.

And what a resounding noise it was. We can still hear them now.

The mission of this blog is simple – remember these ladies. Admire them as fellow Garden State gals. Bring them to life. Travel into their worlds as they infiltrate yours.

New Jersey was lucky to have them.

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