Today’s Google Doodle celebrates journalist, anti-lynching advocate, and all-around badass Ida B Wells. If you haven’t read the RP entry on her, today’s a good day for it: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/ida-b-wells
RP reader Ananya Shah kills it at National History Day
Inspired by the RP post on Ida B. Wells, National History Fair winner Ananya Shah did an amazing performance of Wells' trip to England.
Ida B. Wells' 153rd Birthday
Google celebrates the birthday of a former Rejected Princess
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Madam C.J. Walker
America's ostensible first female self-made millionaire was a black beauty magnate who did it all for her daughter.
Women To Joust Against Men For First Time In UK History
"the jousts were for the best of the best, and now the best includes women."
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
The only use this Canadian badass had for pretty pink bows was to adorn her own rib — which she amputated from her own body after an accident.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
Abducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.