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GM's "Damsels of Design"
In the mid-1950s, General Motors hired a group of ten women for its design team, the first prominent all-female design team in American history.
Astrid Deserved Better
I wrote an article about How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the animation industry creative process. Some of the nuance didn't survive to the final product. Here's what got left out.
Civilization games introduce Tomyris as playable character
It was recently announced that in the game Civilization VI you can play as Tomyris and the Scythians.
Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon
The first woman in the Overwatch e-sports league had to go through hell to prove herself.
"Women's Work" by Chris Crisman
Photographer Chris Crisman put together a gallery of women with professions that aren't typically held by women.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
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 this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
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.