For 80 years the world wondered what happened to Amelia Earhart.
As the first woman to successfully complete a solo trans-Atlantic flight, this “puck-ish-looking” red head captured our innate sense of adventure.
But when her Lockheed Electra 10E plane carrying her trusted navigation assistant, Fred Noonan disappeared flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, rumors speculated about what really happened. Was Amelia a spy captured by the Japanese? Did the American government destroy secret files hiding her death in captivity because it would threaten reparations between Japan and the U.S. after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
It’s likely we’ll never know. But Amelia’s life is a powerful testimony to our human need to explore and adventure. She is the catalyst for our SPRING AWAKENING theme during the month of March, where we’ll explore new frontiers in geography, spirit, artistry and mind.
This week, discover the stories of Amelia Earhart and Jenny Davis, who went from corporate lawyer to professional athlete. This Friday, March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Join WS Founder, Rose McInerney as she counts down to the April 1st Expedition to Baffin Island and shares a few updates about the trip and the month ahead.
“There’s more to life than being a passenger.”
(Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937)
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The WomanScape Team