Beryl Markham is Moxie's prototypical shero. As a child growing up on a farm in Kenya, she tracked wildebeest and leopard through the veld and hunted barefoot with a spear. In 1936 she became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, from England to North America. A true Amazon, she never got bogged down by emotional attachments. We admire her, and her memoir, West With the Night. She is as intriguing in her era as Madonna is in ours. (Check out Moxie's current print issue for an article on The Material Girl). Both of them are free in heart and mind.

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