“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Welcome to Rejected Princesses!
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.
Betty James named the Slinky in the 1940s. Years later, she saved it from bankruptcy.
You know the story of the goose who laid the golden egg? In Indonesian myth, it’s a girl who shits all manner of valuables.
Spain's female bodyguards who protect abused women
Edemm is a Basque organization that protects women from their abusive partners.
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.
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
Escaped slave turned slave rescuer turned plantation-torching Union spymaster, she was part Moses, part Joan of Arc, part Spider-Man.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
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.