The Lily is always dedicated to telling the stories of women, regardless of the day, month or year. But for Women’s History Month 2018, we decided to focus on women who have been the first of their kind. The series is called #31days31firsts.


Phillis Wheatley was the first black poet to publish a book in the United States. And she did it while she was enslaved. Pop culture host Hannah Jewell is the author of "She Caused a Riot," which released in March.

Lilian Bland made the engine's gas tank with a whiskey bottle and her deaf aunt's ear trumpet.

Queen Liliʻuokalani wanted to preserve native Hawaiian culture. White settlers saw her as a threat and overthrew her with the help of U.S. troops. #31days31firsts Pop culture host Hannah Jewell is...