In honor of International Women’s Day, I went on a Tweetstorm, posting about every historical badass woman I’ve ever illustrated online. If you’ve ever missed any, here’s your chance to catch up. :)
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Voynich manuscript: decoded! (well, probably not)
A (likely dubious, but fun theory) decoding of the mysterious Voynich manuscript claims it's a women's health manual
Bletchley Park staff reunite
3/4ths of the 10,000 staff -- who cracked the German codes and helped win the war -- were women.
South Vietnam's Forgotten 'Daredevil Girls'
Breaking social taboos, women helped out in the Vietnam War - but were forgotten afterwards.
Your next female action hero: Proud Mary
First Wonder Woman, then Atomic Blonde, next this? :D
'Anti-pervert' flame-throwers for sale in China
It seems relevant to mention that posting about something does not mean one endorses it (although it may indicate morbid curiosity).
Why are young Kyrgyz brides barely Stayin' Alive?
You may have seen a viral video of a young Kyrgyz woman lip syncing to Stayin' Alive, but you may not have realized (I didn't) that it was a savvy protest against Kyrgyz marriage practices.
The next Doctor Who: a woman
In case you missed it, Dr. Who fans got some awesome news over the weekend.
Pregnant in the field: female archaeologists tell about doing their job while expecting
"In the field there were times when I almost forgot that I was pregnant, I was just doing my thing.”
China expanded the Great Wall to keep this female warrior out
Mandukhai Khatun went into battle pregnant, pausing only to give birth to twins (as the legend goes). Regardless, she was no joke.
When the Tsar became hellbent on nailing down her gender, this clever gender-nonconforming heroine kept him guessing to the end.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
When her father died, leaving her lower-class family in debt, this indomitable woman worked tirelessly and became one of history's greatest fossil collectors.