International Women’s Day: Pt 7, Chloe Bennet

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today is the last day of my week long celebration of International Women’s Day with seven women and their accomplishments. The best part is that, there are hundreds upon thousands of women everywhere worth celebrating.

Today’s woman is actress and singer Chloe Bennet. Chloe was originally born as Chloe Wang in Chicago, Illinois on April 18, 1992. When she was a teenager, she moved to China to live with her grandparents and pursued a singing career.

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Uh Oh (Chinese Version)

She released a few singles before moving to Los Angeles. Chloe’s first acting appearance was in 2010 on The Nightlife. A few years later, Chloe was cast as the hacker Skye in 2013 on Agents of SHIELD.

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The timeline of Chloe’s character has gone from hacker to SHIELD agent to Inhuman Daisy Johnson aka Quake.

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Her role as Daisy Johnson is her biggest role to date and she has thrived as part of the cast.

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She also has been outspoken about a lot of Marvel and Asian issues.

Agents of SHIELD’s Chloe Bennet: Why I Stopped Using My Chinese Last Name

Collider News: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Star Says Marvel Doesn’t Care About the Show

Chloe Bennet Speaks Out Against Gigi Hadid and Steve Harvey for Making ‘Ignorant’ Asian Jokes

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International Women’s Day: Pt 6, Vera Wang

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is fashion designer Vera Wang. Vera was born in New York City, New York on June 27, 1949 and received a degree in art history from Sarah Lawrence College. Earlier in life, she trained to become a figure skater and soon entered the fashion industry after failing to make the US Olympic team.

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Vera worked at Vogue for 17 years, then worked for Ralph Lauren. When she turned 40, she left to become an independent designer.

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While she is well known for her wedding gown designs as many famous women have worn them, she has also designed for figure skaters. From wedding to home to fragrance, Vera Wang does it all.

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Vera Wang’s official site (plays audio)

Her name is well known in popular culture and both her name and her designs have been namedropped in shows like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl.

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International Women’s Day: Pt 5, Chien-Shiung Wu

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. She is also known as the “First Lady of Physics” and has been compared to Marie Curie.

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Chien-Shiung was born in China on May 31, 1912 and moved to the United States in 1936. During World War II, she was involved with the Manhattan Project and developed a way to separate uranium into two different isotopes.

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Her research into beta decay and law of parity helped two of her colleagues to be awarded with the Nobel Prize for Physics, though she wasn’t awarded the prize herself. Her book Beta Decay is considered a standard for the field and Chien-Shiung was a professor as well as a researcher.

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International Women’s Day: Pt 4, Michelle Kwan

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is retired figure skater and Olympian, Michelle Kwan. Michelle was born in Torrance, California on July 7, 1980. She began her interest in figure skating at the age of 5 though didn’t start serious training until she was 8.

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She won 2nd place in the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan and 3rd place in the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, US. Michelle has medaled in other competitions over the years, such as the World Figure Skating Championships and Skate America.

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Michelle’s signature move is a change-of-edge spiral. When she skates, she is known for her programs that feature more artistic expression.

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Michelle has since retired from figure skating and keeping herself busy with other endeavors both in her personal and professional life.

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International Women’s Day: Pt 3, Cristeta Comerford

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is Cristeta Comerford. She was the White House Executive Chef during the W. Bush and Obama years, making her the first woman and first ethnic minority to hold her position.

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Cristeta was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States later in life. She started in the US at the Sheraton Hotel near the O’Hare International Airport. Cristeta began working in the White House in 1995 and was appointed her executive chef position in 2005. She even competed on Iron Chef with Bobby Flay as her partner and won against Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.

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Here are some articles detailing more about Cristeta Comerford and her culinary life.

What’s it like to feed the most powerful man in the world?

Of Iron Chefs and Healthy Eating

7 Servings of Work Wisdom From White House Chef Cristeta Comerford

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International Women’s Day: Pt 2, Lucy Liu

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is actress Lucy Liu. She’s played some of my favorite characters over the years, both in movies and TV shows.

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Lucy was born on December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York. She’d been an actress since 1991 when she appeared on a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode. I first saw her playing Alex Munday in the movie Charlie’s Angels. Alex was the aloof and competent member of the trio, but she showed off her goofy side from time to time.

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Lucy also played O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill, the leader of the Crazy 88s and the Queen of the Tokyo Underworld. As you can imagine, her character was a bad guy (though pretty much everyone in the movie was) and her flashback scene when she first became the Underworld’s ruler was epic.

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Lucy’s latest role is as Dr. Joan Watson on Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller playing Sherlock Holmes. I love the bond and partnership Joan has with Sherlock and how together they solve cases.

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She’s a great actress and I love seeing her perform. While Lucy Liu has a long and varied filmography, she’s done more than just acting. She is a visual artist and has done charity work for her causes.

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International Women’s Day: Pt 1, Jhene Aiko

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”

Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.




Today’s woman is singer and songwriter Jhene Aiko. Her albums are Souled Out (released 2014) and Sail Out (released 2013), and she’s been featured on other singer’s songs.

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I first heard Jhene Aiko when she was featured on Drake’s song From Time. Her voice was so smooth that I preferred her lyrics over Drake’s.

I decided to seek out more of her music because I wanted to hear more of her voice. I wanted to see if I’d like her songs or if From Time was just a one time thing.

I found Bed Peace and I loved it both, her voice and the lyrics.

Here are some other songs I found on Youtube that are pretty amazing and I listen to all the time.


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Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)

I bought her music and I haven’t been disappointed at all. Well, except that I’d love for her to put out more songs/albums than what she already has now. 😉 I can listen to her music forever.

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