Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
Learning to Listen
The next RP entry (and the planned one after that) are being put on the backburner while I wait to hear back from the tribe who serves as gatekeeper for their stories. Here's why.
A few disabled badasses
A reader asked for examples of historical disabled badasses. I give them an earful.
On Tirgatao's clothing (and tattoos)
A reader talks about ancient clothing, and I deconstruct some of the work behind the Tirgatao entry!
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For the next month, you'll be getting twice-weekly illustrations from RP. Half of those will be pioneering butt-kicking ladies of the early martial arts movies of the Shaw Brothers.
On Tirgatao and Scythian Ethnicity
There's lots of evidence to Scythians being red-haired and light skinned. So why did I not portray Tirgatao that way?
Sword-slinging Arabian heroine who stars as the heroine of an extremely long and entertaining epic tale.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.