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Badass Bitches From History

BBFH: Ching Shih

Y’all. I heard “female pirate” and basically I was sold on this badass bitch, but after doing research I honestly feel like she may be the badassest bitch I’ve covered here and I can’t wait for you to meet her. Let’s go! Wikipedia claims she was born as Shi Yang, but other, scholarly sources claim [...]

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BBFH: Rosalind Franklin

Y’all, this badass bitch, tho. Rosalind Franklin was a gifted and driven English scientist in the middle of the 20th Century. And because she was a woman, she faced a fucking lot of misogyny. Yay, Women’s History Month. Watson and Crick are the men generally credited with the discovery of DNA, but there is huge [...]

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BBFH: Ida B Wells

Damn, I knew this lady was a badass bitch, but when I dove into this research I was thrilled to learn exactly how few fucks she had to give. T Thomas Fortune, a Black civil rights leader, journalist, and publisher, once said of Ida that she “has plenty of nerve; she is as smart as [...]

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Coming soon: BBFH Toypurina

I am ridiculously excited to introduce you to our next Badass Bitch From History! Toypurina was a Native American from the Tongva people near today’s Los Angeles. This lady was having *N O N E* of Junipero Serra’s colonizer bullshit. This story will be up next week, stay tuned!

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Read more about Marsha here!

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(TW/CW for marital rape, psychosis, suicidal ideation) You are going to think, “wtf, Bonnie? why this bitch?” And my answer is this: for the past few months, I have been in the darkest place in my life. I have spent weeks crying, unable to stop at all. Driving to and from my kids’ schools and [...]

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I’m back kinda! Long story very short (more later), I’m disabled enough right now that I cannot work full time so I’m currently planning to bring life back to SOAM both in its historic form of honoring the mama body, but also in new ways. One of my favorite things is history so here is [...]

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