Posts by Michelle Elvy

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International Women’s Day then and now: Women Rocking the World in Their Own Way


This week I’m thinking of all the women in my life, because March 8 was, after all, International Women’s Day and this is, by extension, International Women’s Month.

The idea itself dates back to 1910. Its historical roots lay in the socialist movement of the late 19th century, and the international celebration of women was first …Read more

Relationships & Roles Aboard

Shipboard democracy and chain of command

The Momo Crew, Bernie, Michelle, Lola, Jana-2

“Are we gonna make it?” (me)
— “Yeah, we’ll make it.” (him)
— “I don’t know…” (me)
— “We’ll make it; sheet in the main!” (him)

60 SECONDS …Read more