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Badass Wimmin of History presents Sophie Germain

Badass Wimmin of History is a comic/zine/completely legit History journal, written and drawn by Holly Cruise (@hollyzone). Holly came up with the idea after years of aimless doodling and near-constant banging on about History, the interesting people in History, and the unfortunate way women in History often lose out as the spotlight is shone elsewhere by many mainstream historians.
Badass Wimmin of History is a bi-monthly (ish) comic/zine which wants to present the lives of interesting women in a passionate, at times irreverent, but always historical way. It isn’t just a place for queens and ladies (although there is space for them too) but for scientists, soldiers, actresses, writers, pirates, mathematicians, sports stars, singers, inventors, pilots… the list is huge, probably because women have been busy doing things and being interesting for as long as humans have been around. Funny that.
Details of how to get your hands on a copy (or twenty) of issue 01 of Badass Wimmin of History can be found here: http://hollyzone.co.uk/2014/02/25/badass-wimmin-of-history-issue-01/
Here is a taster of the sort of thing BWoH contains. The life of French Mathematician, Sophie Germain (1776-1831).

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Tina Modotti – Revolutionary Photographer

For our first contribution to Sheroes of History, Chiara Bernardi , a PhD student at Warwick University, and her sister Benedetta, who studies photo-journalism and women in Italy, tell us about Tina Modotti:

Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti, or Tina, as she became known, was born in Italy on the 17th August  1896.

In 1898 her family moved to Austria, but then came back to Italy in 1905, when Tina was nine years old. Tina, who couldn’t speak Italian, was a quick learner and soon succeeded in all classes and finished primary school. However, her promising results in school didn’t grant her access to further education; her family’s poor background forced Tina into a job in a spinning mill.

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Welcome to Sheroes of History

Welcome to Sheroes of History!

Sheroes of History is a new blog and podcast which will shine a spotlight on amazing heroines of the past! From women whose names you may have heard, to those whose stories are less well known, learn about the many amazing Sheroes of history.

Sheroes of History aims to be inspiring, informative and inclusive, celebrating remarkable women from all walks of life.

COMING SOON! Sheroes of History podcast! A monthly podcast featuring profiles of Sheroes, interviews, Sheroes of Today and Sheroes of Fiction! Look out for the download coming soon!

Get Involved!
Tell us about your Sheroes of History – submit a profile of a historic woman that has inspired you for the Sheroes blog. (No longer than 500 words, please include links to any references)

Nominate a Shero of Today or a Shero of Fiction for the podcast! Each month we will feature one on the podcast; send us an email about someone you think we should all know about!

(email to sheroesofhistory@gmail.com)