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!
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 strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
Abducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
This Armenian folktale princess saved her hapless beau - by making him get a job.