Was delighted to be interviewed by the students at BAYCAT for their video on the portrayal of women in the media – it came out great, y’all!(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whmkGG_SEoo)
RP in Geek & Sundry!
Geek & Sundry gave a nice plug for RP and the upcoming book.
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.
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.
Stuff You Missed in History Class covers Tough Mothers!
Recording this episode of @missedinhistory was so so much fun! I hope you all enjoy it! :D
RP on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls!
Ahhhh! RP is on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls!
Trung Trac and Trung Nhi
Sisters who led an army on elephant-back to overthrow oppressive Chinese rule and establish a short-lived Vietnamese kingdom.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
Sword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.