'The Girl Puzzle' Monument Opens on Roosevelt Island
December 10, 2021 is the opening date for The Girl Puzzle monument on Roosevelt Island, which honors investigative journalist and activist Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922), and pays respect to the women who once suffered in the island’s lunatic asylum. New York City Council Member Ben Kallos allocated $70,000 to make the monument accessible to those in the disability community and more interactive for all. Learn more at The Washington Post's Lily.
Note: The monument by sculptor/designer Amanda Matthews, takes its name from one of Nelly Bly’s first articles, “The Girl Puzzle,” which revealed how divorce affected women and proposed reforms to divorce laws. Learn about the monument at thegirlpuzzle.com.
Learn more about Nellie Bly, and her experience at Bellevue Hospital.Read More