women's history month

21st Century Heroes: Grandma Hattie

I originally shared this post 3 years ago at the start of Women’s History Month. Due to recent events I think it is fitting that I post it again today.


Growing up my favorite super hero’s were girls. I like the guys but I could better identify with Wonder Woman, Shera and even Xena Warrior Princess.  They exuded femininity, but were strong and always battle ready. This month for Women’s History Month I am going to salute a few 21st Century Heroines, women who are always battle ready regardless of the issue, raising children, starting successful businesses, fighting for causes etc. These women are my sheroes.

My Godmother wrote a beautiful post about her mom a few weeks ago and that is how I’m going to start this series.

Grandma Mudd


Portrait of a General, Born into the Great Depression, married at 17 on a lonely road, fleeing an abusive father, married an abusive spouse, picked cotton for 4 cents a lb to feed 11 children, all graduated HS, most from college. She got her GED at 48, widowed at 54, suffered a stroke and fully recovered, then enrolled in Howard U, became a licensed minister, traveled the next 10 years with me, accepted into Spelman at 73, received the Possible Woman Scholarship at 74, house burned at 75, and while battling back from cancer at 77, she voted for the lst AA President. At 82…she rises to prayer…Need I look any further for a shero? PTL!

Written by Apostle Doris Wellington March 2, 2013

Over the weekend Grandma Hattie went on to be with the Lord. She was a true servant of the most high God. She was a prolific writer, artist and inspiration. I will miss her heavy bass voice and beautiful gap tooth smile. I am better for having meet her and pray that you will purchase her memoir and learn about her. She was a true heroine.

May she rest peacefully.


Until next time…

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