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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! ūüôā 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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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 F√®re-en-Tardenois, Aisne, in northern France, the second child of a family of farmers and gentry. The family moved to Villeneuve-sur-F√®re 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? […]

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More Than the Entrails and the Breast & Warriors Worth a Thousand

Name: Paulina Luisi Born: 1875 ¬† ¬†Died: 1950 What they did:¬†Leader of the feminist movement in the country of Uruguay and¬†first Uruguayan woman to earn a medical degree. Facts: Paulina Luisi was born in Argentina in 1875. Her mother, Maria Teresa Josefina Janicki was of Polish descent and her father, Angel Luisi was believed to […]

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The Fighting Girlfriend, an Unsexed Soldier, & a Police Matron

Name: Mariya Oktyabrskaya Born: August 16, 1905¬† ¬†¬†Died: March 15, 1944 What they did: Tank-Driving Nazi Killing Widow Facts: Born into a poor Ukrainian family on the Crimean Peninsula. She was one of ten children. In 1925, she married a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, Ilya Oktyabrskaya , she began to acquire […]