Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
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.
Where's the post? (or, the move from hell)
In which Jason's life is eaten up by the move from hell.
A few disabled badasses
A reader asked for examples of historical disabled badasses. I give them an earful.
Trans men in Rejected Princesses
A post about handicapped badasses spurs a frank discussion about the possible inclusion of transgender men in Rejected Princesses. In the end, the decision is "no" - as it should be.
On Tirgatao's clothing (and tattoos)
A reader talks about ancient clothing, and I deconstruct some of the work behind the Tirgatao entry!
In fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
Let her leprosy go untreated for years to make herself the perfect spy in the Japan-occupied Philippines - soldiers wouldn't touch her, so she could slip right through.
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
Indigenous lawmaker who united warring tribes under a unified code of laws that she made herself.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.