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The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra
She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess.
February 15, 2017
Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Statue
In the hometown of the Grand Ole Opry star is a larger-than-life memorial statue made entirely from chicken wire.
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Marie Duval, the Pioneering 19th-Century Cartoonist That History Forgot
She's responsible for developing the world of Ally Sloper, one of England's most iconic comic characters.
February 01, 2017
How We Forgot the Bobbed Haired Bandit
In the 1920s, the armed robber Celia Cooney unintentionally became a symbol for the women's movement.
January 26, 2017
The Female Space Sculptor Who Designed the Earliest Space and Aviation Helmets
Alice King Chatham's name is attached to some of the world's most pivotal aviation and space experiments.
January 18, 2017
Martha Matilda Harper, the Greatest Businesswoman You’ve Never Heard Of
She pioneered retail franchising and created the American hair salon industry.
January 11, 2017
The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man
James Barry's true identity was a military secret for nearly a century.
December 22, 2016
The Famous Actress Who Loved Playing A Rooster
Maude Adams was known for being Peter Pan, but her favorite role was that of a preening French rooster.
December 06, 2016
The 1920s ‘Circus Girl’ Who Fought Sexism—With Tigers
Animal trainer Mabel Stark challenged expectations about women in entertainment.
November 23, 2016
One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess
Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish.
September 16, 2016
The Feminist Architect Who Tried to Liberate Kitchens From Houses
In the early 20th century, Alice Constance Austin dreamed of collective housekeeping.
September 12, 2016
The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the 'Honey Trap'
During WWII, Betty Pack used seduction to acquire enemy naval codes.
September 08, 2016
Meet One of the World's Few Female Clock Whisperers
Lili von Baeyer keeps historic timepieces ticking.
August 24, 2016
The Olympic Committee Spent Years Concern-Trolling Women About 'Wandering Wombs'
But the women's-only Olympics of 1922 disproved doctors, doubters, and the IOC.
August 17, 2016
The Lost Mushroom Masterpiece Unearthed in a Dusty Drawer
How an obscure woman mycologist left her mark on fungi.
July 27, 2016
The Medieval Prophetess Who Used Her Visions to Criticize the Church
Hildegard of Bingen fought the patriarchy from her cloister.
July 13, 2016
The 1890 Version of 'Wild' Saw a 10-Week Slog Through the Carpathian Mountains
Feminist travel writer Menie Muriel Dowie was understandably irate about her book's reception.
June 30, 2016
America's First Woman Baseball Writer Broke Glass Ceilings Without A Bat
Ella Black bucked stereotypes and brought female fandom to the forefront.
June 17, 2016
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