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Found: Evidence That a Lavish Burial Honored a Viking Warrior Woman
Turns out they weren't just myths.
September 08, 2017
America's First Butter Sculptor Was an Artist and a Celebrity
Despite her success, Caroline Shawk Brooks never forgot her sweet, creamy roots.
September 05, 2017
The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books
Librarians are amazing.
August 31, 2017
Tatyana Markus Memorial
A tribute to a Ukrainian heroine who went undercover and killed several Nazi operatives.
Added by Michael Inscoe
Fannie Quigley, the Alaska Gold Rush's All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook
She used mine shafts as a beer fridge and shot bears to get lard for pie crusts.
August 21, 2017
The Hunt for a Missing Canadian Lily
The pioneering horticulturist Isabella Preston bred the George C. Creelman lily in 1916. At some point in the 1940s, it seems to have vanished.
August 14, 2017
Site of Sojourner Truth's 'Ain't I A Woman' Speech
But did the famous feminist and abolitionist ever really say those iconic four words?
Added by markallender
Beatrix Potter's Greatest Work Was a Secret, Coded Journal She Kept as a Teen
It took a dedicated superfan 13 years to translate it.
June 16, 2017
The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden
She spent 11 months trekking to Siberia to find a cure for leprosy, but her love life overshadowed everything.
May 26, 2017
Bessie Stringfield, the Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s
She owned 27 Harleys and rode them all over the United States.
May 18, 2017
The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian
The beautiful botanical illustrations of a 17th-century entomologist, artist, and adventurer.
May 17, 2017
Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet's
The famed nurse was also an early practitioner of marshaling statistics to advance social causes.
May 12, 2017
An Australian Baby Just Became the First to Breastfeed in Parliament
Nursing a child in the chambers has only been legal since last year.
May 10, 2017
'Unsinkable' Molly Brown House
One of the greatest heroes of the Titanic tragedy came from humble beginnings to this beautiful home.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
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obscura day 2017
How the Leatherdykes Helped Change Feminism
A brief history of lesbian sadomasochism, from the shadows to the front lines of the “Sex Wars.”
May 01, 2017
La Paz, Bolivia
The celebrity luchadores of La Paz are tough ladies in traditional petticoats and braids.
Added by ewayte
When Batgirl Saved the Day and Demanded Equal Pay
"Holy act of Congress!"
March 08, 2017
Sarah Bagley, the Voice of America's Early Women's Labor Movement
In the 1830s and '40s—before they could even vote—women mill workers agitated for equal treatment.
March 08, 2017
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