“Stagecoach” Mary Fields
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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.
Training Former Underage Sex Workers in India for Careers in Law
They'll prosecute those who abused them in their childhood.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Selvi escaped an abusive marriage she was forced into age 14. She went on to become South India's first female taxi driver, and an advocate to prevent other young girls from being forced to marry.
Who says there were no female pirates?
An author of historical fiction got called out as "unrealistic" for including female pirates. I set his critic straight.
Medical school is more female than male, for the first time in history
I am posting this as a gigantic middle finger to the work of 1876 Harvard doctor Edward H Clarke, who argued that studying too hard made women infertile.
Victorian Nipple Rings
When do you think nipple piercing became popular? Try 1889.
Turned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
The changing roles of Cherokee women
Cherokee women traditionally were equal to men, politically, economically, and sexually. As white settlers coerced the tribes to adopt European manners of living, women lost much of the power they originally possessed.
Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation
Now the trick is enforcing it.
My Ignite SF talk!
My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
The "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
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 "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
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 Armenian folktale princess saved her hapless beau - by making him get a job.