Bad Ass Bitch of the Week: Gail Dwyer

tumblr_msxz87uDQi1sa7h11o1_400Growing up I had no idea I was surrounded by such amazing women: artists, doctors, teachers and authors. It is my absolute pleasure to share with you the bad ass bitch of the week and my aunt, Gail Dwyer- the author of Tough as Nails, One Women’s Journey Through West Point.  West Point admitted its first admitted female cadets in 1976 (116 women out of about 1000 cadets) and my aunt Gail was part of the 2nd graduating class of women. Can you imagine being one of one hundred men? That’s bananas! I couldn’t even write a good joke about that because it’s just. truly. bananas.

Tough as Nails takes you through her personal journey; training in the field, falling in love with a fellow cadet, and dealing with the personal pressure to succeed as a female minority. Her heartwarming sense of humor and courageous attitude make it one of my favorite books, and a must read.

Your StoriesErin Bagwell