Clearing the record on Nzinga and others
I’ve made corrections to almost all of the entries since initially launching this last Wednesday. I highly recommend going back…
Clarifying the language on Two Sprits: round two!
Ever been curious as to the upbringing of Two Spirits in Native American cultures? You should probably read this.
Marguerite de Bressieux: the Legend and the Truth
A couple historians chimed in with info I didn't have, and it's looking more like much of Marguerite's story was legend.
The Highest Compliment
The best holiday present I got this year was messages like these.
Of Corpses and Kimonos
Masako Hojo was not a walking corpse. Not that you'd know it, from the way I drew her clothes.
When famine hit Jeju island, where she'd been exiled since birth, this prostitute-turned-businesswoman spent her fortune to feed everyone.
Madam C.J. Walker
America's ostensible first female self-made millionaire was a black beauty magnate who did it all for her daughter.
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
This Armenian folktale princess saved her hapless beau - by making him get a job.