Princess post up later today – for the time being, enjoy these pictures of the Black Mambas – a majority-female anti-poaching squad in South Africa.
State of the Project
A lot of the work going into RP this month hasn't been super visible. Here's what I've been up to.
They dye the rubber in their tires to burn out bright pink smoke. (SO. COOL.)
On finding Alfred Barker’s Name
Tracking down the birth name of one of Sydney's more colorful gangsters was tricky, but not THAT tricky.
New Website Feature: Search the Master List
You can now search through over 1500 badass historical and mythical women (and counting) - WAY more than are currently on the website - in a new feature on this website!
Writing Tough Ladies is Tough
Next entry's getting a bit delayed, but you're going to laugh as to why.
The RP Store is Now Open!
Just in time for the holidays, I've updated the RP store with all manner of posters, t-shirts, and the like!
Victorian-era female archers had style
Found a bunch of pictures of Victorian-era female archers. Thought I'd share.
Got the book? Now get what got left out.
There's plenty of notes and side stories that didn't make the book. Lucky for you, there's the website.
How champion Olympian Risako Kawai thanked her coach
After Kawai won gold at women's wrestling for her weight class, she celebrated by bodyslamming her coach. Twice.
More before-and-after from the book
Posting a couple more before/after revamps from the book - this time with commentary on what I changed and why!
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
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 her husband was killed in WW2, she sold all their belongings, bought a tank, named it Fighting Girlfriend, and started killing Nazis.