You can find RP in this month’s Cosmopolitan! We’re just to the right of John Legend’s buttcheeks. #blessed
RP featured in high school newspaper!
An RP reader in high school did a writeup of the project for her school newspaper. Rad!
RP on Refinery29!
Refinery29's piece on the RP book reveals the illustrations for several of the book-only entries, including by far the most elaborate one of all.
Gulf News article - "The Animator of Princesses With Substance"
Suparna Dutt at Gulf News did an incredibly flattering writeup of RP -- best part for me is when she described the writing style as "reckless" and "American."
Muslimah Media Watch's article on Rejected (Muslim) Princesses
This is a very sweet writeup of Rejected Princesses from a Muslim perspective. The writer, Sya Taha, picked up on little bit of nuance I tried to sprinkle throughout the entries (such as Naziq al-Abid's anti-veil depiction not being a sweeping anti-veil statement), for which I am thankful.
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.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
This stubborn empress led her native Ethiopia to do the unthinkable - defeat one of the major European powers in war.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.