This afternoon, I am starting a new book by Iris Jamahl Dunkle, "Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer". I don't know much about Charmian except for visiting her home several times at Jack London State Park in Sonoma County and a street around the corner from my family's home is named "Charmian" after her.
I do know she was an adventurer, a writer, and married to Jack London until his death at forty years of age. She was creative, independent, a free spirit who rode horses and loved to be at sea with her husband. She wrote and published four books about their travels.
From Mary Magdalene to Charmian Kittredge London, there is a world of courageous women out there, hidden waiting to be discovered.
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