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On Their Own Terms

True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island

by Haley Healey

tagged: women, post-confederation (1867-), social history
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A fascinating collection of concise stories about seventeen courageous, independent, and diverse women who shaped the history of Vancouver Island.

From the lush rainforest of Clayoquot Sound to the bustling city streets of Victoria, Vancouver Island has been home to an astounding number of inspiring women. On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island celebrates the achievements of seventeen amazing heroines working in multiple fields, from world-famous artists to social activists to groundbreaking scientists and quietly defiant labourers. The diverse women in this engaging new collection include:

  • pioneer and midwife Tuwa ‘hwiye Tusium Gollelim, Mary Ann Gyves;
  • world-renowned algae botanist Josephine Tilden;
  • undiscovered aviatrix Lilian Bland;
  • Vancouver Island’s first African-Canadian teacher, Emma Stark; and
  • entrepreneur and bounty hunter Ada Annie Rae-Arthur, better known as Cougar Annie.

On Their Own Terms will delight and empower anyone looking for true stories of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women who confronted uncertainty, challenged gender norms, and excelled in their respective vocations. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an educator, a rebellious spirit, or an armchair adventurer, these incredible women who thrived on Vancouver Island will captivate you.

About the Author
Haley Healey is a high school counsellor, registered clinical counsellor, and the author of On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island. A self-proclaimed trailblazing woman herself, she has taught in isolated fly-in communities, guided whitewater canoe expeditions, and plays the violin. She has an avid interest in wild places and unconventional people. She has appeared on Into the Wild, an outdoor adventure radio show on CHLY, Nanaimo’s campus-community radio station.
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