Bambi Deville

"When I got married I had a party for the family in New Orleans. At the party, my grandfather Deville said, "Well there goes the acting career."  He was right because I gave up so many opportunities. My husband was not supportive of my acting career, he wanted me to be his secretary and have babies. I stayed married for 12 years and left when I was 30. If I were a man I wouldn't of had to ask anyone's permission or question any of those opportunities." - Bambi DeVille owns a vintage clothing shop in New Orleans.

Lynn McMahon

Lynn To publish "I never felt hindered in any way being a woman. My father wanted me to be educated, he wanted me to be financially independent.  It would have been nice if my father, who was a cabinet maker, had taught me how to make cabinets because I like making things with my hands.   In fact he said he wrong not to encourage me to go into construction if that is what I wanted because obviously a woman could do that work too. But he didn't graduate from High School and he wanted me and my sister to go to college. I became a nurse."