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Duchess Mazarin Dressed as Diana
Hortense Mancini helped pioneer divorce amongst European nobility - and she did it her way, openly taking lovers and owning her own image. I did a short writeup on one of her more notable portraits.
RPs in a Fan's Collage for Women's History Month
Reader Cassie wrote in to show off her usage of various Rejected Princesses in a great collage she made for Women's History Month.
America’s first female chief federal prosecutor not only put herself in harm’s way to end abusive labor practices, she later became a PI and solved murders.
Dieynaba Sidibe, with an artist name of Zienixx, uses graffiti to promote women's rights.
Yevdokiya Zavaliy joined World War II while underage, and eventually rose to commander of her own platoon. She and her platoon terrified the Nazis so much that they gave her the nickname Frau Black Death.
Women medical pioneers
In 1885, three women from Japan, India, and Syria studied to become some of the first female doctors of their countries.
The Difference a Year Makes
I redid a lot of the early art in preparation for the book. Take a look and see the difference a year or two of practice makes.
Tariyal, along with her friend Stephen Gire, has co-founded a startup company, NextGen Jane, to gather medical information from the blood in tampons.
The Lesbian Couple That Sailed Around the World to Be Together
This tale of a woman who escaped from Russia to Canada - via sailboat - to be with the woman she loved is truly remarkable.
The Women Resurrecting An Ancient Epic of Women Warriors
Uzbeki women are putting on a stage retelling of the tale "Forty Girls" about a teen girl who rejects marriage in favor of hanging out with 40 horsewomen on an island.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
An Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
When horse-riding Spaniards invaded, she defied her tribe to befriend one of the abandoned horses, using her new bond to fight off the Spanish.
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
The exiled daughter of a deposed ruler, she could have been a fairytale bridge between worlds - but fairy tales are not real. Benazir, whose name means "without flaw," was anything but.
When an enemy killed her husband, this Apache woman broke the rules of her tribe to get revenge - and in so doing, became one of her tribe's greatest heroes.
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.