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.
This bullfighter overcame patriarchal attitudes to become, according to many bullfighting aficionados, the greatest torera in history.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman’s house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
“In a country where physical activities are not allowed for women, sports aren’t even offered to school girls, a team like this is surely an act of defiance.”
Tig Notaro had a double mastectomy. She’s mostly known for a half-hour standup routine she did about her breast cancer. So when a heckler catcalled her during her set, she ripped her shirt off and did the rest of the set without it.
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
Do you like interesting historical ladies? Then you might be interested in this anthology of short stories about “cranky ladies of history”.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I’m guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.