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The Phoneix of Mexico & The Bike Babe

Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana AKA Sor Juana Born: November 12th, 1651   Died: April 17th, 1695 What she did: Writer and Nun Facts: Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana was born in on November 12th, 1651, and died on April 17th, 1695. Juana was the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish father and […]

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A Spieling, Slicing Singer & the Titty Defense

Peggy Lee Born: May 26, 1920    Died: January 21, 2002 What she did: Actress Facts: Peggy was born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota. After her mother died when Peggy was four, her father married Minnie Schaumberg Wiese but later left home, leaving Peggy’s care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. […]

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Hollywood’s Dahling & A Furious Lesbian

First here is the chart of Actresses and their relationship from this time. Tallulah Bankhead Born: January 31, 1902     Died: December 12, 1968 What she did: Actress Facts: Tallulah was born on January 31 st , 1902 in Huntsville Alabama on her parent’s second wedding anniversary. Her father was from a political family and […]

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Three Trans Trailblazers

Dora Richter Born: 1891   Died: 1933 What she did: First known person to undergo complete male-to-female gender reassignment surgery Facts: Richter was born to a poor farming family in 1891 and raised as male. Early in childhood, Richter displayed a “tendency to act and carry on in a feminine way”. At the age of 6 years, […]

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A Perfect Piece of African Sculpture & A Convent Burning Opera Singer

Gladys Bentley Born: August 12, 1907     Died: January 18, 1960 What she did: Harlem Renaissance Entertainer Facts: Gladys was born in Pennsylvania. Her father George was American and her mother, Mary, was Trinidadian. Unfortunately, hers was not a happy childhood. The eldest of 4 children in a low-income family, Gladys struggled. It didn’t help that […]

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A Drag Queen Scorned & The Drag Mother

Sylvia Rivera Born: July 2nd, 1951     Died: February 19, 2002 What she did: Self-identified drag queen who fought tirelessly for transgender rights, as well as for the rights of gender-nonconforming people. Facts: Sylvia was born as Ray Rivera, on July 2nd, 1951 in the Bronx, New York and lived most of her life in or […]

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From Slave to Soldier and The Most Dangerous Spy

Sorry this is a day late! The long holiday weekend got me all mixed up + being sick did not help at all. Thank you for reading! 🙂 Cathay Williams Born: September 1844      Died: 1893 What she did: The first African-American woman to enlist in the Army Facts: Cathay Williams was born in […]

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The Dinner Party – Wing 2 – Part 2

This is part 2 of the series on The Dinner Party By Judy Chicago. I will be splitting this into 2 parts as it gets a bit long I noticed with the first one. Please enjoy! I do shorten what is on the website to make it slightly more readable in our format here. The […]

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A Revolt Against Nature & The Night Witches

Camille Claudel Born: December 8, 1864      Died: October 19, 1943 What she did: French sculptor Facts: Camille Claudel was born in Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne, in northern France, the second child of a family of farmers and gentry. The family moved to Villeneuve-sur-Fère while Camille was still a baby. Her younger brother Paul Claudel was […]

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A Catholic Sexologist and 10 Years of Badass Babes

Ten Episodes! Whoo! Glad your still here. Today will be a little different and Emily tried to really stretch the 10 thing and I did what has occurred in the last 10 years for women. Enjoy! ~Kelley Saint Hildegard of Bingen Born: 1098     Died: 1179 What they did: Christian mystic, visionary, and first sexologist? […]