Rocking Out Women’s History Month

Who says you aren’t good enough? They have no idea!

2012 Australian Paralympic Team Champion, Kelly Cartwright climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with her prosthetic leg in 2009.

Who says you’re too young? But they cannot take your courage!


On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala Yousufzai, a fourteen year-old, was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in the northwest Swat Valley. She was critically wounded and has since survived. The Taliban targeted young Malala, who fearlessly advocates for girls’ education, because she promoted “Western thinking” and spoke out against the oppression of the militant group. She has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Who says you don’t look right? What? Pretty girl, bugs, science?


Teen scientist, Samantha Marie Marquez, knows her bugs and is the inventor of Celloidosomes®, a growth process used to create two-dimensional tissue with the potential to treat burn victims, help in bone reconstruction, and patching damaged organs and brain repair. Read all about this award winning, Latina brainiac!

Who says you’re too old? If anyone has learned to fight fair by now…

One little old lady against 5 armed guys?! Notice she didn’t shoot at them.


About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at Direct Contact:
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9 Responses to Rocking Out Women’s History Month

  1. I loved reading about the teen scientist! It’s so amazing that such a young girl can know her stuff.

  2. These are all amazing ladies where nothing is impossible for them to achieve! Glad to see the little old lady in the last video was unharmed. 🙂

  3. jaha thanks for the inspiration and the laughs. you don’t mess w/us grandmas!!

  4. wow! Women are amazing! These are great examples. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Maria S. says:

    I emailed this to a few friends. Thank you for sharing. I needed the inspiration.

  6. Very inspiring stories. Great post.

  7. Lola says:

    Awesome stories!

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