Sisters are Doing it For Themselves – A Contest

Now there was a time, when they used to say that behind every great man there had to be a great woman.

But in these times of change you know that it’s no longer true. So, we’re comin’ out of the kitchen ‘Cause there’s somethin’ we forgot to say to you, we say.

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves! Standin’ on their own two feet and ringin’ on their own bells! We say Sisters are doin’ it for themselves
-Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) & Aretha Franklin “Sisters are doin’ it for themselves”

It has now been 50 years since Title IX was signed into law in the United States by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972. In honor of this anniversary, I’d like to create an opportunity for the followers of this blog to help me tell the stories of the strong Babb women that shaped their lives.

I’m looking for the stories of the spirited Mothers, Aunts, Cousins and Ancestors that took no prisoners and broke through the male egosphere (I probably should trademark that phrase). The women that had that indomitable spirit that commanded respect no matter their station in life.

How does it work?

I’m inviting guest writers to tell the stories of the incredible women in their lives. They don’t need to need to be Marie Curie to have overcome powerful odds against them! Let’s face it! History is littered with the stories of men who did great things. But so much of women’s histories is lost to the annals of time.

That needs to stop here and now! In the Babb world we are all equals!

Help me tell the story of the feminine Babbs who impacted the world around them in a positive way.

If you are capable of writing a story on your own, please do so and submit it to me at

If you need help, please send me the details of what you have, and I’ll help you craft a story that honors their legacy. Pictures are a plus! They help build context.

Due to GDPR regulations, the article should only discuss those who have already passed on. Your name will be disclosed as the Author of the story, but no other identifying information should be included about yourself or any living individual. As always, the content should be Babb centric and only discuss politics or religion if the person was some form of political figure or member of the clergy.

Each and every person who submits a story that gets published will receive a free digital copy of the Babb Unabridged book that pertains to their Pedigree and a 1-year membership to the Babb Family Association.

One Lucky winner will receive the item of their choice from the upcoming Babb Unabridged Store that I’ll be launching shortly.

Rather than pit one story against another, I’ll add everyone’s name to a drawing and pick a name from the bowl.

The contest runs now, through November 30th. Show me what you can do!

2 responses to “Sisters are Doing it For Themselves – A Contest”

  1. My ancestor, Polly McCool Babb, sheltered and provided food and aid to Revolutionary Soldiers. She is who I entered the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Association many years ago. I am quite proud of her story!

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