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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.
Female WWII pilot gets back in the air
Joy Lofthouse returns to flying a Spithouse plane after 70 years.
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.
Disney stops gendering its Halloween costumes
Instead of dividing up costumes as "for boys" and "for girls", Disney is labeling all kids' costumes as "for kids".
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.
The lone survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, this Inuit woman persevered for two years on a remote arctic island in order to get money to treat her ill son.
"When I started working on Women's History about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. It was not recognized,…
In which I mess up Maori terminology
A reader kindly wrote in to let me know that I'd messed up Maori terminology in book 2!
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
Mailbag: Goddesses, Norse RPs, Italian painters, and RP in the classroom
Wherein readers make suggestions for goddesses, Norse RPs, Italian painters, and more!
The Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps
The National Archives recently uncovered dozens of photographs of the Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps, a group of women who designed patterns to disguise soldiers and equipment during World War I.
Rose from dire poverty and violence to become the greatest black entertainer of all time - Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie all rolled into one.
When famine hit Jeju island, where she'd been exiled since birth, this prostitute-turned-businesswoman spent her fortune to feed everyone.
To ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
After being saved from demonic forces, this legendary Indian princess is then subjected to endless purity tests by her own husband. She eventually puts an end to his questions in a manner that surprised everyone.
First her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.