Vulcana

Vulcana: Welsh Wonder Woman. I don’t need to say more. Of course she’s a badass. Miriam Kate Williams is believed to have been born on May 6, 1874 in Abergavenny, Wales, the daughter of an Irish baptist minister and his wife, though details of her biography are somewhat foggy. However, there are several reports of … More Vulcana

Constance Markievicz

Constance Markievicz was an Irish revolutionary, notably during the Easter Rising of 1916. As a suffragette, socialist, nationalist, and politician, she was one of the fiercest women in Irish history. Here’s how she went from imprisonment with a death sentence to becoming the first female cabinet minister in Europe: Author’s Note: This post was originally … More Constance Markievicz

Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen was the first person in the US to gain fame for having sex reassignment surgery. She used her celebrity status, despite its accompanying hardships, to advocate for the rights and acceptance of transgender people. She was born in The Bronx on May 30, 1926 to Danish-American parents. Jorgensen was aware that she identified … More Christine Jorgensen

Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land: Constance Markievicz

Back in August 2019, the wonderful Valerie Gritsch compiled Tales From Wo-Fan’s Land on her blog, History Is Important. It was a project inspired by English singer-songwriter Frank Turner and his album No Man’s Land, which features 13 songs inspired by women from history. You can take a look at Val’s introduction to the project … More Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land: Constance Markievicz