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Pay It No Mind: A Documentary on The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

I recently fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and came across a great, hour long documentary about Marsha P. Johnson. I'd known her impact from studies in college, but there's a power in hearing her own voice tell her story. For... Continue Reading →


She Had Guts: Shirley Chisholm, Trailblazer Extraordinaire

“I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That’s how I’d like to be remembered.”

The Queen Who Took on the Portuguese Slave Empire

In 1583, with the backdrop of European powers consolidating power and the ascendency of the Atlantic slave trade, a powerhouse queen, Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was born. The daughter of King  ngola Kia Samba and Guenguela Cakombe, and by... Continue Reading →

She’s Not Your Disney’s Mulan

The Disney animated film, Mulan, has increased the knowledge and interest in the historical woman and her story. The reality is Hua Mulan is a legend, originally described in the poem The Ballad of Mulan (written 400-589), but there is a historical consensus that she could have been real, her name lost to the ages.

A Short Rememberance of the Pioneering Life of Dr. Mary Walker

A lost figure to history, today we will look at Dr. Mary Walker and the pioneering work in the military, medical, and feminist fields. Though not forgotten to history, as some of our ancestors' stories are, she is still a... Continue Reading →

The Enigma of Aphra Behn

  “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”-Virginia Woolf, A... Continue Reading →

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