Conversation with a friend about Rejected Princesses. As a rule, I don’t feel comfortable publicly soapboxing, but occasionally I get riled up.
Who says there were no female pirates?
An author of historical fiction got called out as "unrealistic" for including female pirates. I set his critic straight.
Backstory on the Huk Rebellion
A reader asks for more information about the war in which Kumander Liwayway fought - so they got it!
Where's the post? (or, the move from hell)
In which Jason's life is eaten up by the move from hell.
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.
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For the next month, you'll be getting twice-weekly illustrations from RP. Half of those will be pioneering butt-kicking ladies of the early martial arts movies of the Shaw Brothers.
The illegitimate daughter of a minor noble, after losing her husband, she became one of the most powerful and fierce women in Italy - commanding troops, insulting Machiavelli, and fighting Cesare Borgia with unmatched ferocity.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
The daughter of an aboriginal woman and a white man, her race led her to be kidnapped by the Australian government - only for her to escape and walk across the continent to get home... twice.
Susan la Flesche Picotte
The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
Stephanie St. Clair
This audacious black gangster fought the Italian mob for control of Harlem and won, taunting them in full-page newspaper ads as she went.