Had a great interview with You and Me This Morning in Chicago the other day! Way fun!(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t8A81UM0C8)
Book Tour Update
I've got more details on where you can see me in Durham, Atlanta, Louisville, Chicago, DC, NYC, and Boston!
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.
RP on WGN-TV's Midday Fix!
Got to appear on a great segment for WGN-TV's Midday fix! Way fun!
RP in Cosmopolitan!
Cosmopolitan included a brief shout-out to RP in this month's issue!
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.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
When her brother of this fairytale princess decided to marry her, she warded him off by cutting off her own hands. Then she gave birth to a dog. It got weirder after that.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.