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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.
Rita Levi-Montalcini had to deal with patriarchal disapproval, Fascist anti-Semitism, misogyny and war before earning a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor. Says she, "If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize."
Civilization games introduce Tomyris as playable character
It was recently announced that in the game Civilization VI you can play as Tomyris and the Scythians.
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The godmother of rock and roll, this black bisexual singer fused gospel and pop to blaze her own way across the Jim Crow-era south.
Speaking at The F Word!
If you're in LA, I'll be speaking at this cool event on November 19. You can come, if you'd like!
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!
The book is officially real.
And my initial impression was not what I'd expected.
Early Rare Test Footage of Roger Rabbit
Early rare test footage of Who Framed Roger Rabbit - back when Jessica Rabbit was a straight-out villain and Pee…
And for those asking, yes, she's doing it in a cosplay outfit.
How a Georgian Princess’s Cookbook Helped Build a Celebrated Restaurant
A struggling restaurant came across a cookbook authored by the nation’s beloved feminist princess Barbare Jorjadze, and retooled its menu around her recipes. Now business is booming.
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…
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
This mythical Native American woman saved her loved ones from starvation with delicious magical leprosy - a fact that led to, shall we say, complications.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.