Scrapbook makers teach about “Leaning In”

Nineteenth century women’s rights advocates used their scrapbooks as part of a strategy to manage their public image, and to shape public opinion. Along the way, they used their scrapbooks to build their careers as speakers and writers. Here’s the story dall with bookof how Caroline Healey Dall spoke back to the media, saved in her scrapbook and diaries. Learning to “Lean In” from our 19th Century Ancestors

I hear the second volume of the full version of Dall’s diary is coming out soon from the Massachusetts Historical Society, thanks to Helen Deese’s phenomenal editing work.

Interview on New England Public Radio

Helen Barrington is a smart and insightful interviewer — so great to talk about Writing with Scissors on her show on New England Public Radio.Interview with Helen Barrington on Writing with Scissors