The Daily Inspo- Still I Rise

Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women, has a few wise words on the inner strength that all women possess.

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You will become a graveyard
of all the women you once were
before you rise one morning
embraced by your own skin.
You will swallow a thousand
different names
before you taste the meaning
held within your own.

—Pavana


Why We Love Pirates

The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever

Crime and punishment. During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. He was infamous for the very crime for which he was hanged, piracy. Rebecca Simon dives into the details of the two-year manhunt for Captain Kidd and the events that ensued. Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701, followed by a massive British-led hunt for all pirates during a period known as the Golden Age of Piracy. Ironically, public executions only increased the popularity of pirates. And, because the American colonies relied on pirates for smuggled goods such as spices, wines, and silks; pirates tended to be protected from capture.