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.
When horse-riding Spaniards invaded, she defied her tribe to befriend one of the abandoned horses, using her new bond to fight off the Spanish.
This strong-willed stuntwoman barreled through measles, mumps, smallpox, meningitis, deafness, and cancer to become the fastest woman alive.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
In which Julie “La Maupin” d’Aubigny, and Catalina “The Lieutenant Nun” de Erauso have a friendly wager.
When Nazi tankers invaded Stalingrad in 1942, they fought shot-for-shot against unlikely opponents – a squadron of girls barely out of high school.
At 19, Şafak Pavey lost her left arm and leg making sure her friend with leukemia didn’t fall off a train. Her ensuing disability barely slowed her down – now a Turkish parliament member at age 38, she fights for womens’ rights, minority rights, and freedom of expression.
Don’t forget the “working” from the day’s title – it’s at the core of what the day is supposed to be about.
When she was told to “go do women’s work” after upstaging the medical community in her treatment of Hodgkin’s disease, Dr. Vera Peters revolutionized breast cancer treatment through years of painstaking, meticulous work.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
The Sikh community just threw their weight behind girls in STEM in a big way: an animated movie. I just had to draw them a little something in thanks.