lisa congdon is such a wonderful and inspirational woman. i don't know her personally, but she seems like a genuinely kind person. i have loved her art for many years, and will continue to do so. if you haven't already, you should have a read of her blog (which is one of my favourites), and take a look at her 365 days of hand lettering project in which ..well, it's pretty self explanatory.
also, check out the project she's currently involved with of maria popova of brain pickings, called the reconstructionists which is 'a yearlong celebration of remarkable women — beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes — who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.'