Wings of the Butterfly was my doctoral dissertation in 2009 where I rendered visibility to 34 women for all walks of life in all the sciences, that made amazing contributions to their field of knowledge but were not acknowledged for them. My PDH was is holistic approach to knowledge that stems form quantum physics. It changed my paradigm! After that, I was never able to took or even try to approach knowledge only from the scientific method but integrating ancestral knowledge to it.
Those women were invisible not only because they were in the shadow of famous men, but because they had a different approaches (and paradigms) about the mainstream scientific approach.
I am happy that today many of them are getting to be known because 11 Yara go they were not. It is not that I have done it. Mine was a mere contribution. It was part of the women´s movement, therefore many others have contributed to such visibility today. For example, my dissertation was made into a theatre show by the women's movement and it was taken by us thought Central America and South Africa.
See extracts of the show: https://youtu.be/dkw-Kn4vNK4
Today many of them are known. One is the case of Mileva Maric, Eistenin´s first who was an amazing mathematician and he knew none when he did his paper about photoelectricity. He won the Nobel for it by erasing her name and therefore, taking the credit for the math in it!!!!!! Mileva https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-forgotten-life-of-ei...
Another one was Lynn Margullis, geneticist and wife of Carla Sagan. She challenged his assumption that life came for another plates by doing kitchen experiments first, where she enventualy proves that life was born right in our magnificent Planet out of cells and genes. Lynn Margullis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Margulis
I also features the Afro American women who designed the computer language and programs and and space math for the NASA space ship program in the USA. I was happy to learn this month of the wonderful movie about them.
Hidden Figures https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures
And even the story of Rosa Parks, by no means invisible, had to be told from the continuity of her personal comittment, not only the movement´s. I did my version of that but now there is a even broader one with the recent testimony of her nice.
And I also did an imaginary letter of the role of Lucy in changing the patriarchal paradigm of anthropology. She is considered the oldest skeleton of a hominid. In my research she challenges assumptions about the origins of humans sanding up, which happened in women's bodies, not men's hunting skills.
Now I have created a character, another Lucy ... but this time a sea light by the Yoruba name Tona Ina. she is telling the amazing story of young men and women in Costa Rica´s Southern Caribbean contributing to a scientific and cultural discovery of untold stories that lie in shipwrecks in the bottom of the sea in their communities.
In such effort, not only the credit, but the VISIBILITY should be given those who participate, not only to me who writes about it!!!! I have flown to understand that. This was my flight when I turned 60. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dkw-Kn4vNK4&feature=emb_...
Fun what makes you come to terms with flight!