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.
Willie Murphy is 105 pounds. 105 pounds of pure rippling muscle that can deadlift 215 pounds and her own groceries, thank you very much. Not gonna lie. You kinda suck compared to Willie Murphy.
Safiya Al Balbissi walks assertively, like a queen. With great self-confidence and talent, she drives a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance through the streets and alleys of Tulkarem Governorate. She has become a familiar sight for many Palestinians, although some people continue to raise astonished eyebrows when they see her behind the wheel.
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
This is a very sweet writeup of Rejected Princesses from a Muslim perspective. The writer, Sya Taha, picked up on little bit of nuance I tried to sprinkle throughout the entries (such as Naziq al-Abid’s anti-veil depiction not being a sweeping anti-veil statement), for which I am thankful.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest – she did so even when her native Japan wanted her to do nothing but raise children and serve tea.
BBC News – India’s new comic ‘super hero': Priya, the rape survivor A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its “super hero” has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. Been reading the Indian epic Mahabharata recently, and was a little disappointed about some of the… Read more »
Suparna Dutt at Gulf News did an incredibly flattering writeup of RP — best part for me is when she described the writing style as “reckless” and “American.”
In Edwardian London, female suffragists regularly put themselves at risk of violence in their protests. In response, one developed a rather unique martial arts style.
Hamilton’s work prevented an abort of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Hamilton coined the term “software engineering.” Hamilton was a badass.