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I've had some pretty wild depression the past couple years. I'm finally starting to work through it - with art.
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"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
All-girl Engineering Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent for Homeless
The tent folds up into a backpack, has lights and USB ports, and went through some tough testing - including being torn open by a knife.
RP on Ask Me Another!
NPR's puzzle / trivia / humor podcast Ask Me Another had me on for their Meet The Expert section. I even hosted a game of "Two Truths and a Lie, Rejected Princesses Edition"!
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.
Miss Peru contestants turn pageant into gender violence protest
“My measurements are: 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”
The forgotten ambassadors: Japanese girls who gave all to build understanding with the West
In 1871, 5 young Japanese girls were sent to live in the US, to build understanding between the West and isolationist Japan. Their strange, heartbreaking story was all but forgotten, until now.
Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon
The first woman in the Overwatch e-sports league had to go through hell to prove herself.
RP in Catch News!
Catch News recently did an interview about RP. Give it a read, why not?
Welcome to Rejected Princesses!
Rejected Princesses is a peek into "what if" alternate realities where unsung women of myth and history got their big, expensive animated movies. Part art project, part history lesson, part standup comedy - and that's before we even get to the blog! Learn more by clicking here.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
Tomboy, daughter, spy, soldier, foster mom, innkeeper, gold miner, nurse, activist; veteran: Angela Jimenez doesn't need a movie so much as a mini-series.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
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Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
Stephanie St. Clair
This audacious black gangster fought the Italian mob for control of Harlem and won, taunting them in full-page newspaper ads as she went.
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Sex worker who became empress of the Byzantine Empire, and used her political power to safeguard her interests, and her…