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.
Joined her sister Hortense Mancini in escaping from an equally abusive marriage, making headlines (and trouble) all across Europe in…
Christine de Pizan
When her husband unexpectedly died, she rolled up her sleeves and became one of the greatest authors of the age to keep food on the table. She wrote passionate defenses of her gender (and military treatises!) that were centuries ahead of their time.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.