In honor of International Women’s Day, I went on a Tweetstorm, posting about every historical badass woman I’ve ever illustrated online. If you’ve ever missed any, here’s your chance to catch up. :)
‘Sade’, A Pitch About An African Princess, Sells To Disney
'bout damn time.
In Nairobi’s Largest Slum, These Young Ballerinas Dream Big
Ballet classes offer youth a chance to experience a different side of life.
Black Panther's Sister Shuri Is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series
And it’s being written by Nnedi Okorafor! Eee!
Batwoman TV Series In Works, With Groundbreaking Lesbian Superhero Lead
Neat! I haven’t read much featuring this Batwoman, but I hear great things.
The National Gallery Acquires Its First Painting by a Woman Since 1991
And the painter they chose was RP Artemisia Gentileschi, covered in book one!
No Man Shall Protect Us: The Hidden History of the Suffragette Bodyguards
The minds behind the Suffrajitsu comic series just released a documentary, and it's great!
China’s ‘Kingdom of Women’
This is a great introduction to the remote matrilineal society of the Mosuo people.
She’s the first female composer to score a major superhero movie, with the female-led Captain Marvel.
In Spain, two women fooled a priest into marrying them in 1901
This lesbian couple tricked a priest into marrying them in 1901 - and the marriage certificate was never annulled.
How a Georgian Princess’s Cookbook Helped Build a Celebrated Restaurant
A struggling restaurant came across a cookbook authored by the nation’s beloved feminist princess Barbare Jorjadze, and retooled its menu around her recipes. Now business is booming.
Once upon a time, there was a lesbian Wild West abortion doctor. She once horsewhipped a guy in the face and was tossed in San Quentin Prison for sedition. To the surprise of no one, she lived in Portland.
Tomboy, daughter, spy, soldier, foster mom, innkeeper, gold miner, nurse, activist; veteran: Angela Jimenez doesn't need a movie so much as a mini-series.
Catalina de Erauso
After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.