I wonder if what happened to Alice may not be true for a much greater percentage of creative breakthroughs in many endeavors — not just medicine, but other science and technology and the arts. The same thing happened to my mother — she was a pioneering female animation art director. Her bosses and even some coworkers said they’d done the work for which she had won Academy Awards after she died. After my husband and I saw the film “Big Eyes,” I researched and found many female artists whose work was sold as male “masters” similarly to Margaret Keane.

I know several female writers who wrote part or even all of the work for which their male partners or spouses have been highly paid (bestsellers) and awarded.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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