How can cherry blossoms and deep diving with sharks artfully support environmentalism?

This week in our EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS, WomanScape travels virtually through the eyes of 19th century National Geographic writer, Eliza Scidmore and 21st century multimedia artist, Arica Hilton.

Both women creatively inform our minds and hearts with the awe-inspiring beauty of our great blue marble.  Eliza brought more than 3,000 famed Japanese cherry trees to Washington, D.C. in 1912 as an accidental diplomat and a groundbreaking travel writer for National Geographic.

Modern-day artist, Arica Hilton is a luminescent advocate for our oceans.  In 2018, Arica traveled to Indonesia with Ocean Geographic to deep sea dive and examine the state of plastic pollution. The expedition inspired her new art series, Elysium, which will travel to Beijing and Singapore next month.

We hope you are inspired every day by women making history and that you enjoy our Tuesday art cards and Thursday video features.  Don’t forget to shop our WS Boutique portal to support what we do too.  You’ll discover great books and products around women making history.

In today’s Sunday video, Rose shares her Kondo-fever follow up to Denise Benson’s week long series.  Please #TrashTag on your social media to help promote a green planet.  Remember to drop us a line, send any questions or send a note to Rose if you want to follow our Arctic trek just 2 weeks away.  Email us at:

Thanks for watching the video below and have a great week ahead.  We leave you with words to live by from renown marine biologist, Dr. Sylvia Earle:

“Think of the ocean as the blue heart of our planet.”

Rose McInerney

Author Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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