Women box on a roof, 1938, Los Angeles. Likely they were performers for a variety show, but it’s still a great picture. More here:http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/women-boxing-roof-1938/
Veneida Smith, Teenage Horse Thief [UPDATED]
Strap in for some of the greatest newspaper articles ever, detailing the exploits of a 16-year-old horse thief (and violinist) who repeatedly busts herself out of prison.
Frida Kahlo And Other Historic Women Are Being Made Into Barbies
The lineup is more wide-ranging than expected -- but Kahlo's estate is not pleased.
Exhibiting at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC!
I'll be at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC (6/16-18) with EXCLUSIVE merch for you to buy!
State of the Project
A lot of the work going into RP this month hasn't been super visible. Here's what I've been up to.
They dye the rubber in their tires to burn out bright pink smoke. (SO. COOL.)
On finding Alfred Barker’s Name
Tracking down the birth name of one of Sydney's more colorful gangsters was tricky, but not THAT tricky.
New Website Feature: Search the Master List
You can now search through over 1500 badass historical and mythical women (and counting) - WAY more than are currently on the website - in a new feature on this website!
Writing Tough Ladies is Tough
Next entry's getting a bit delayed, but you're going to laugh as to why.
The RP Store is Now Open!
Just in time for the holidays, I've updated the RP store with all manner of posters, t-shirts, and the like!
Victorian-era female archers had style
Found a bunch of pictures of Victorian-era female archers. Thought I'd share.
The Valiant Ladies of Potosi
Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes - 17th century Bolivia's answer to Batman.
Nia Ngao Zhua Pa
This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Khawlah bint al-Azwar
When Byzantine forces captured her brother, this warrior poet donned the outfit of a black knight and went on a bloody rescue mission.
This heroine of South America and Italy fought in numerous civil wars alongside her husband, Giuseppe Garibaldi, often while pregnant…