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/
Where'd You Go?
I've had some pretty wild depression the past couple years. I'm finally starting to work through it - with art.
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!
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
When attacked by Native Americans, this pregnant viking bared her chest, brandished a sword, and took them on by herself. And she won.
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.