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Shania Twain, Just Plain Talented

Born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to Sharon and Clarence Edwards. Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother moved to Timmons, Ontario. There her mother married Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa (First Nation), … Continue reading

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Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton

“Foremost Female Physical Culturist, Writer, Authority on Feminine Figure Contouring, Cover Girl.”  So read the business card of one Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, a pioneer of female bodybuilding and weight lifting in the 1940s and 1950s. She also briefly ran a … Continue reading

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Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand

Today’s post is about Foxy Brown. If you came of age during the 70’s, there’s a good chance you know Foxy Brown as a genre-defining 1974 blaxploitation film starring Pam Grier as an afro-sporting vigilante. I’ve never seen the movie, … Continue reading

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Faith Popcorn

Faith Popcorn (born Faith Plotkin) is a famous American futurist – one who predicts future trends – and author of the bestselling book The Popcorn Report.  She has made a living through her writing and marketing consulting company BrainReserve. Like … Continue reading

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Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley “Dido” Armstrong

We thought we were on a roll after stumbling upon the name Rollo Gillespie while paying homage to Sir Stamford Raffles, but we quickly rolled into another Rollo: Rowland Constantine O’Malley Armstrong, known to friends and family as “Rollo.” However, … Continue reading

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