Rejected Princesses is a peek into “what if” alternate realities where unsung women of myth and history got their big, expensive animated movies. Part art project, part history lesson, part standup comedy – and that’s before we even get to the blog! Learn more by clicking here.
Annie Easley was given literacy tests. Annie Easley was told she didn’t go to a good enough school. Annie Easley became a goddamn rocket scientist. Annie Easley did not listen to the haters.
It’s not every woman that leaves home at 16 to befriend Chinese bandits, join the Siberian army, and film indigenous Brazilians for the first time – but Aloha Wanderwell, the World’s Most Traveled Girl, wasn’t every woman.
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India’s highest honor.
This undefinable adventurer’s life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Buzzfeed does a strikingly awesome (and well-researched) revamp of classic animated heroine costumes!
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation’s borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Elizabeth Magie created the game that would become Monopoly over thirty years before the man credited with its invention.
In the 1800s, the Royal Navy discovered that one of its crewmen was, in actuality, a married black woman. Turns out she had her reasons for entering the service.