8/21/2022 0 Comments
Updated Version Coming!
I will be writing an updated copy of Women of Sherborn per the request of the Sherborn Public Library.
I will be including three new Women of Sherborn: Mahiya Suresh, Sara Worcester, and Kate Worcester!
Find the book in the library in coming weeks!
8/2/2022 2 Comments
Women of Beyond Sherborn...
Last spring I had the pleasure of researching and reporting on a few American women who had a phenomenal impact on the suffrage movement, the prohibition movement, and the social justice movements in the late 1800s. While these women were not from Sherborn, I wanted to share my findings and my opinions as this report was a culmination of over 30 hours of intense work and research and their work has affected us all.
Please enjoy my attached report on Prohibitionist Frances Willard and Suffragist/ Progressivist Ida Wells whose work has been remembered, and critiqued, for the past two centuries.
I finally received my Gold Award this past weekend.
It was incredibly interesting to hear of the other girls' projects!
Thank to all who helped me reach this point.
I am so grateful I had the opportunity to do this project- I think I captured many stories and did as much as I could with the time I had.
Obviously, however, there will always be more women out there whose stories I haven't captured. After having worked in a local Sherborn Gift Shop for the past month I have already come across and met a plethora of accomplished women in town who I wish I met before.
So, I would love someone to continue my work to capture even more stories.
While I can't promise the Girl Scouts would allow someone's continuation of this project to be a Gold... it could certainly be a Silver or even a Bronze Award. Please contact if you think you would be interested. I definitely want to continue with the Girl Scouts as a Senior next year and I would love to advise or help out with a project!
3/12/2022 0 Comments
Juliette Gordon Low
In February 2022, I visited the Juliette Gordon L0w House in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette Gordon Low, called "Daisy" is the original founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
According to the Girl Scouts of America:
"Juliette Gordon Low—also known widely by her nickname, “Daisy”—started Girl Scouts in 1912 in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. The first troop was made up of 18 girls who all shared a sense of curiosity and a belief that they could do anything.At a time when women in the United States couldn’t yet vote and were expected to stick to strict social norms, encouraging girls to embrace their unique strengths and create their own opportunities was game-changing. That small gathering of girls over 100 years ago ignited a movement across America where every girl could unlock her full potential, find lifelong friends, and make the world a better place.
Visiting her birthplace inspired some edits in my biographies of which I completed before publishing the books. It was very interesting to see this location where history was made, and part of what actually led me to write this book. Thank you Ms. Low!
It is essential that I expand this book to all potential audiences. If you have any questions regarding my book or women in town, feel free to post them below and interact with other women.
Thank you so much for supporting my project!
Emily Worcester wrote this book and published this website as a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.