Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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Emily Stowe, female doctor – A life worth living, Part 23

EMILY HOWARD STOWE (1831-1903) Emily Howard Stowe was also a lifelong champion of women’s rights. She was the first Canadian woman to practice medicine. She campaigned tirelessly to provide women with access to medical schools, leading to the foundation of a medical college for women. Stowe was born on a farm in Norwich Township, Upper […]


Women’s rights and Quakers – A life worth living, Part 21

WOMEN’S RIGHTS What if you were a woman, and the sole expectations from you were to take care of the home, cooking and cleaning, giving birth to children and caring for them? Between 1820 and 1860 an ideology was developed that historians have referred to as ‘The Cult of True Womanhood.’ It tied a woman’s […]


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