I wanted to take today’s lesson as an opportunity to totally school you on the suffrage comrades they didn’t teach you about in school, but there’s a ton, so I picked some of my favorites.
“Probably the devil is involved”
When HBO’s Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith’s bisexuality.
A new podcast dives deep into New Orleans’ dyke bars of the 1970s and ’80s. Here are a few of the funny, sweet and powerful stories from Last Call.
The campaigns to get women on American and Canadian currency got me thinking: who are the women who have been on the money? What are their stories? Do they have great hair?
I want us to embark on some serious herstorical journeys through time, but I simply cannot condense herstory into one post, so I’m gonna condense everyone else’s pieces, books, movies, and projects about women’s history into one instead!
“She was regarded as mentally wrong by young men.”
A short documentary about one of the most badass pioneering women in computer science? Directed by Gillian Jacobs? I’m here for that, and I feel like you are too.
People would look surprised and say, “But…you can’t be a girl. You’re a blacksmith!”
A rich LGBT watering hole history, the last lesbian bar’s betrayal, and thoughts on the current landscape of queer women’s parties and spaces — a dramatic tale of Portland, Oregon bar culture.
This past Saturday, just a few hours before the Millions March in NYC, I sat down with Barbara Smith, a Black lesbian feminist legend.
If you or someone you love likes old things, thrift stores, antiques, records, and eating at classic diners, you’re in the right place.
Nancy Kates’ new documentary, now airing on HBO, is a portrait of the queer woman who made knowledge sexy.
A Cinderella story, with less bibbidi bobbidi and a lot more astronomy.
Not everything science has given us has made our lives better.
A lot of women went through a lot of shit so you could vote, so shut up and do it.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
The Smithsonian’s LGBT collection isn’t all-encompassing, but it still has some awesome stuff!
Stories of ten incredible women who have overcome everything from racism to gravity to frostbite in order to push us all forward.
Let us celebrate the life and legacy of a civil rights heroine, Yuri Kochiyama.