Tongan women boxing. The first picture is an illustration from the 1800s book Océanie ou cinquième partie du monde, by Grégoire L. Domeny de Rienzi. The second was apparently just a random for-fun boxing match that a traveling photo editor, Andy Isaacson, stumbled upon in 2012. Apparently good traditions never die. :)
Learning to Listen
The next RP entry (and the planned one after that) are being put on the backburner while I wait to hear back from the tribe who serves as gatekeeper for their stories. Here's why.
Women in cartography
When map librarian Alice Hudson started researching female cartographers through history, she thought she might find ten. Two decades later she'd found over a thousand.
Ida B. Wells gets her own monument funded!
The decade-long crowdfunding campaign reached its goal on Ida's 156th birthday.
Helly Luv is a pop singer whose songs against the terrorist group have earned her its ire, and several death threats.
Yolanda Betbeze Fox passes away
Yolande Betbeze won the Miss America pageant, and spurred the creation of the rivals Miss USA and Miss Universe.
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
The Night Witches
This all-female civilian volunteer unit of the WW2 Soviet military overcame a lack of training, equipment, and faith to pull off one of the greatest underdog feats in human history and in so doing become Germany's worst nightmare.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…
This goat-riding, spoon-wielding princess fought trolls to save her sister.