We Caught Fani.Fanny.Fannie Fever!


Course of human history, there is a clear evidence trail of women named Fanny who are inextricably bound to a moment in time where they fully committed themselves to showing up as an embodied force of freedom. Where freedom had been denied to all but the patriarchy. Okay, I just want to list off a few amazing women named Fanny. Fanny Brownbill was an Australian state politician and the first woman to win a seat for the Labor Party in Victoria at a time where others in power did not believe that women were suited for politics. Fanny used her political power to champion for women, children, and seniors. Fanny Hertz, a German -born British educator, was a dialogue leader and advocate on issues that advanced opportunities for women to receive an education in reading, writing, math, and needle work, rejecting the policies that single -tracked women to prepare for a life of domesticity as wives, mothers, mistresses, and servants. Fanny Allen was the first woman from New England to become a Catholic nun in the state of Vermont, demonstrating an unflinching courage to worship her God in the way she felt convicted to do so at a time in history and from a family where she had to stand on her rock alone. Then there was Fanny J. Crosby. She was an American Methodist rescue mission worker, a poet, lyricist, and composer. She was a prolific hymnist writing more than 8 ,000 hymns and gospel songs and became a household name by the end of the 19th century. They call her the queen of gospel songwriters. She was a strict abolitionist and was the first woman to speak in the United States Senate as she read an original poem, an advocacy for the education of the legally blind. Fanny Raoul was a French writer who challenged the patriarchy through a career of prolific, unapologetic writing.

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