Just posted: the conclusion to the tale of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, history’s deadliest female sniper! Click here to check it out!
Indian widows defy taboo to celebrate Holi
Thousands of widowed women celebrated the spring festival of Holi at temples this year, defying traditional expectations that curb what activities a woman may do after her husband's death.
Sexagenarians take down carjacker
Miriam Ben-Shalom and Karen Weiss were on a date when they encountered the assailant. Ben-Shalom, a former drill sergeant, quickly subdued him.
Shaikh campaigns to get more, cleaner, and safer toilets for women to use in India.
Houston, we have a book deal
There is going to be a Rejected Princess book. It's being published by Dey Street, an imprint of Harper Collins. It’s going to be out in 2016. There will be around a hundred entries. And I’m totally freaking out about it.
Interview with BYU Radio's The Apple Seed
BYU Radio's "The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories" devoted an entire episode to Rejected Princesses--part of it is an interview with me, and the rest has professional storytellers telling the tales of some women featured on this site.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
When her husband was killed in WW2, she sold all their belongings, bought a tank, named it Fighting Girlfriend, and started killing Nazis.
One of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived…
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.