After graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts O’Connor spent the next several years living and writing in New York State until she was diagnosed with Lupus, the disease that had killed her father. At that point she moved with her mother to their family farm Andalusia where she would spend the last 13 years of her life writing and raising exotic birds. It was here that Flannery would be inspired to write her longest short story “The Displaced Person” A story which, like much of her work, borrowed heavily from her own life. “The Displaced Person” was a critical commentary on the times in which she lived and she fearlessly confronted controversial issues like racism and emigration. The inspiration for “The Displaced Person” came from an emigrant family that moved to her mother’s farm Andalusia in 1953.
(Ewell) Kate experienced much loss at a young age, three of her family members died by the time she was thirteen. The first death was of her father on November 1st, 1855 from a train accident leaving her mother to raise the children with the help of Kate’s grandmother and great grandmother. When she was thirteen, her great grandmother and half brother passed away a month apart. Her great grandmother was rumored to be a great influence on her from her story telling and encouragement. (Ewell) During her school years Chopin attended St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart, there she was encouraged to write and express herself.
This event pulled her deeper into depression and it was very evident in her writing and in everything… In 1960, Sylvia Plath's first collection of poems, The Colossus was published. Shortly thereafter, she and Ted Hughes moved "to an English country village in Devon" ("Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)"). In 1960, their first child, a daughter named Frieda, named after Sylvia's beloved paternal aunt, was born, and in 1962, their son Nicholas was born. Sylvia also suffered several miscarriages before and between the births of her children (Neurotic Poets 5-6), and "less than two years after the birth of their first child their marriage broke apart ("Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963" 1) One can only speculate about the volume and the quality of future work that Sylvia Plath, already a seasoned and much
In the late 1930s her father developed disseminated lupus, an immunological disorder that causes the body to make antibodies against its own tissues, and the O’Connor’s moved to Milledgeville, which had been the home of the Cline family since before the civil war. At that time, lupus was untreatable, which caused Flannery O’Connor’s father to die. O’Connor attended the Peabody Laboratory School, from which she graduated in 1942. She entered Georgia State College for Women, in an accelerated three-year program, and graduated in June 1945 with a degree in Social Science. In 1946, she was accepted into the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, where she first went to study journalism.
Virginia Henderson Born in Kansas City, MO One of 8 children Middle child 5th child Grew up in VA-delightful Surrounded by friends and family, Virginia Henderson died peacefully on March 19, 1996, in a hospice in Branford, Connecticut. She was 98. Throughout the 1980s, she had remained active as a research associate emeritus at Yale University School of Nursing, serving as an ambassador for nursing throughout the world Father, attorney, devoted time for cases of Indians where justice wasn’t done right by them. They were all cases against the government. Lived in Grandfather’s school until they could be established in Washington, DC Mother (remarkable woman) rarely scolded.
Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father, James McCauley was a carpenter and her mother, Leona Edwards, was a teacher. Growing up she was sick most of the time and was a small child. Eventually her mother and father separated. Her mother took her and her brother to live in Pine Level, a town near Montgomery.
Marianne Moore was born of construction engineer and inventor John Milton Moore and his wife, Mary Warner in Kirkwood, Missouri. She grew up in her grandfather's household after her father was committed to a mental hospital before her birth. In 1905, she entered Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and graduated four years later. She taught at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, until 1915, when she began to publish poetry professionally. She was exposed to avant-garde poetry and criticism.
At birth Chanel’s name was entered into the official registry as “Chasnel.” It is speculated that this spelling was a clerical error or an ancient spelling of the family name.  The couple eventually had five other children: Julia-Berthe, (1882–1913), Antoinette (born 1887) and three brothers, Alphonse (born 1885), Lucien (born 1889) and Augustin (born and died 1891). In 1895, when she was twelve years old, Chanel’s mother died of tuberculosis. Her father sent her two brothers out as farm laborers and the three daughters to a bleak area of central France, the Corrèze, into the hands of a convent for orphans, Aubazine.  It was a stark, frugal life demanding strict discipline but raised with the charity of the Catholic faith.
She has lived on the seventh floor of the Martinique for two years. When introduced the first thing Laura asks of Kozol is that he read her a letter from the hospital. The letter, which is weeks old, states her eldest son has tested positive for lead poisoning, and she should bring him to the hospital for treatment immediately. Laura had left the letter in a pile of unreadable papers. Laura’s room at the Martinique is almost unlivable.
Growing up , my life consisted of many hospital/ doctor trips. Starting school at 3 years (mommy and me) because my father was working trying to help my Grandmother and Godmother raise me because my birthgiver was never a part of my life . Every Week I would have to go to school in Bell California while living with my grandmother in Baldwin Park California , My morning routines were waking up at 5 am