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.
The Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship gives 20 applicants funding, tools, space, and mentorship to work on technology to improve the city. Most applicants are computer science PhDs or urban designers, but 10-year-old Eva saw there was no age limit and applied for the fellowship.
Koyama has been interested in racing since she was five years old, even competing (and winning second place) as early as twelve.
Morgan Taylor and her father wrote a book, Daddy's Little Princess, to prove that black girls can be princesses too.
After Tyree's mother lost her job, the family moved into a homeless shelter. Despite this setback, Tyree graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA, earning a full-ride scholarship to college, along with being the prom queen, cheerleading captain, while also working 25 hours a week.
There's lots of evidence to Scythians being red-haired and light skinned. So why did I not portray Tirgatao that way?
Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum ran an operation fencing millions of dollars worth of stolen goods in New York. To increase her client base, she opened a school to teach aspiring criminals skills such as pickpocketing, graduating up to safe-cracking and blackmail.
A reader talks about ancient clothing, and I deconstruct some of the work behind the Tirgatao entry!
When a 17-year old female gamer by the handle of Gegury appeared on the professional Overwatch scene, other players were upset enough by her wins to demand an investigation. When she proved conclusively that she wasn't cheating, just better than them, the players who made the accusations quit their team.