Today’s Google Doodle celebrates journalist, anti-lynching advocate, and all-around badass Ida B Wells. If you haven’t read the RP entry on her, today’s a good day for it: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/ida-b-wells
RP reader Ananya Shah kills it at National History Day
Inspired by the RP post on Ida B. Wells, National History Fair winner Ananya Shah did an amazing performance of Wells' trip to England.
Ida B. Wells' 153rd Birthday
Google celebrates the birthday of a former Rejected Princess
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C. J. Walker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as…
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
The Joan of Arc of racism
In my research for rejectedprincesses, I consistently find women described as “the Joan of Arc of X”, where X is…
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.