Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
Why have "evil" princesses?
Some have questioned why I write about brutal and morally reprehensible people, instead of just focusing on good role models. I have thoughts on the matter.
Backstory on the Huk Rebellion
A reader asks for more information about the war in which Kumander Liwayway fought - so they got it!
Maybe you saw that US politician Mitch McConnell silenced fellow US politician Elizabeth Warren from speaking, and gave a quote saying that “she persisted” despite his stern warnings. Many took exception to this. I was one of them. And I tweeted about it. At length.
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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.
Trans men in Rejected Princesses
A post about handicapped badasses spurs a frank discussion about the possible inclusion of transgender men in Rejected Princesses. In the end, the decision is "no" - as it should be.
Sword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.