Today’s Google Doodle celebrates actor, inventor, and previous Modern Worthy Hedy Lamarr. It references some of her inventions like a tablet that would carbonate water; an improved traffic light; and the frequency-hopping spread-spectrum invention based on a player piano. If you want to learn more, check out Missed in History’s podcast on her.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gu2QhV1dc)
The Bolivian Lady Wrestler Scene
Cholitas luchadores are Bolivia's answer to the much-missed Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), and they're awesome.
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.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
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…
Stephanie St. Clair
This audacious black gangster fought the Italian mob for control of Harlem and won, taunting them in full-page newspaper ads as she went.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
This goat-riding, spoon-wielding princess fought trolls to save her sister.