A reader wrote in to bring this delightful Singaporean movie to our attention – Banting (which translates to “Slam”), about a hijab-wearing Muslim woman who wants to become a pro wrestler. It looks charming.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTREjQFaoD8)
My Ignite SF talk!
My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
Women in VFX
A new web series is exploring the extreme lack of women in the visual effects field.
Drunk History: Dorothy Fuldheim
An inebriated David Wain tells the story of news anchor Dorothy Fuldheim.
Young girls breaking stereotypes
A video has been making the rounds of young girls generally being awesome.
New Wonder Woman trailer
A new trailer for the Wonder Woman movie was released. It looks pretty great.
Elderly Kenyan women learning self-defense
In the Korogocho slum in Nairobi, a group of older women have organized a weekly self-defense class so they can fight off rapists.
RP at Central Michigan University
I talked to a class at CMU that actually used the RP book as a textbook.
Young girl crushes backyard Ninja Warrior course
Five-year old Lylah MacCall wants to be on American Ninja Warrior, so her dad transformed their back yard into an obstacle course for her to train.
She started exercising in her 50s, and now after turning 80 starts each day by running ten miles.
Pitch is an upcoming series about the (fictional) first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Alice B. Clement
Chicago detective whose crime-busting exploits grew so popular she had her own newspaper series and starred in her own movie.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Noor Inayat Khan
Pacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
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.