4 Hawaiian Women You Should Know About!
1• JANET MOCK
Janet Mock is a writer, cultural communicator and contributing editor for Marie Claire and The New York Times. Janet Mock also worked for People Magazine Online.
She is a strong advocate for womens rights and is the author of New York Times Bestseller "Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More."
Janet continues to inspire the people of Hawaii and the world with her tenacity, drive and passion!
2• MARY KAYE
Mary Kaye was a Hawaiian guitarist and performer in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's.
Mary Kaye is also known as the "First Lady of Rock & Roll" and has a stratocaster electric guitar named "The Mary Kaye Strat" in her honor. This guitar to this day, remains a valuable piece of music history.
Mary Kaye founded the Las Vegas "Lounge" phenomenon and was part of the "Mary Kaye Trio."
3• QUEEN LILIUOKALANI
Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch and the first & only Queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii, until it was overthrown by the US.
Queen Liliuokalani was also an accomplished musician and songwriter. She played the guitar, piano, zither and Organ, singing in both Hawaiian and English.
The Queen worked tirelessly to help restore the islands of Hawaii and after her death, following her wishes in her will, all her possessions and properties were sold and the money went to "Queen Lilioukalani Childrens Trust" for orphaned children.
As if this was not enough to inspire us all, she was also the first native Hawaiian female author publishing the book "Hawaiis Story, By Hawaiis Queen."
Visit the Queens residence in Hawaii, known as The Lolani Palace, which is an architectural masterpiece that will be worth the visit!
4• ISABELLA KAUAKEA YAU YUNG AIONA ABBOT
Originally from Hãna, Maui, Abbot was an educator and ethnobotanist. She was the author of 8 books and over 150 publications.
Known as the first woman of Hawaiian ancestry to receive a Ph.D. in Science, she was also the first female in the biological sciences faculty at Stanford.
Abbot is a world renowned Algae expert. She has paved the way for Hawaiian scientists and scientists all over the world!