We’re launching season two of #SeeHer Story with a grand slam — by highlighting tennis star Venus Williams. Born and raised in Compton, California, Venus and her younger sister Serena were encouraged by their father to start playing tennis at a young age. Venus quickly rose to the top with her hard work and natural talent to become the second Black woman to be ranked number one in the world. See her story here.
#SeeHer Story: Judy Heumann
I profiled disability rights activist Judy Heumann. Judy lost the use of her legs after a childhood bout with polio and became an activist on her very first day of school. “The principal denied me entrance into the school because I couldn’t walk and he said I could be a fire hazard,” she told Daily […]
Melissa McCarthy | The Funny Woman Who Demanded That Hollywood Take Her Seriously
Throughout Melissa McCarthy’s time in Hollywood, she hasn’t let anyone define her genre-bending career. The critically acclaimed star has remained unapologetically herself, creating her own roles and never giving up on her dreams as an actress. McCarthy’s profound accomplishments and dedication to inspiring others are why SeeHer Story is celebrating the actress in this week’s […]
#SeeHer Story: Trailblazing Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan
The latest #seeherstory centers on Kathryn Sullivan, a trailblazing NASA astronaut. Born in 1951, her father — an aerospace engineer — first sparked her interest in science. “In second grade when we had a chance to take any book we wanted from the school library, I took one about rocket propulsion,” she recalled. After earning […]