Author Archives: Jennifer Simpson

About Jennifer Simpson

Writer, marketing consultant, community builder and teacher. Director of DimeStories International, where authors share their 3-minute stories at open mic events and online. Publisher and editor of the I WRITE BECAUSE project. Find out more at

Researching Rosies: You Never Know What You’ll Find

I’ve begun to research Rosies, starting with the original Rosie the Riveters to have an  understanding of the history from which our “New Rosies” come. I’ve accessed the Oral Histories of many Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Oral History Project … Continue reading

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Her Grandmother was a Rosie the Riveter!

One of the most amazing things about writing for the CarmenElectrode blog is writing profiles of some amazing women, and getting some great stories. I love the idea of the torch being passed from Grandmother to Granddaughter! Grandmother’s Stories Inspired … Continue reading

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Rosie inspired gift idea

It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been busy working on the blog again.  Ran across THIS fantastic calendar of Rosies:   Great gift idea for Rosie afficionados– plus the money raised supports the wonderful programs offered … Continue reading

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A Wendy the Welder in Newport, AK

I found this article at the Newport Independent about Ruth White of Newport, AK who worked as a welder, not a riveter: ‘Ruthie the Welder’ does her part With the arrival of Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day and … Continue reading

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West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Park

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New Rosies in Pueblo, CO

This video showcases the women who work at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, from electrical field engineers to pipefitters, iron workers and other craft workers. The plant cites that women make up 21% of the total workforce, however, of … Continue reading

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