Ida B Wells had no time for your racism or sexism. She was a groundbreaking journalist, a strong abolitionist and feminist who would stop at nothing to stop lynching in the United States. Ida did not do things quietly and more often than not she had white mobs on her heels as she travelled through … Continue reading Grey Learns // A Groundbreaking Journalist, Strong Abolitionist and Feminist – Ida B. Wells
A French mime. An actress. A journalist. A reviewer. A businesswoman. A mother. A wife. And above all else, A writer. Colette wore many hats over the course of her life, but it seems that the most significant act she undertook was writing. She created the modern teenager through her Claudine novels. She challenged the … Continue reading Ancient Archive // Colette – I Hate Everything
A smuggler, nurse, spy, general and modern-day Moses. Born, somewhere between 1815 and 1825, there's that dicey history we love into plantation life slavery in Maryland on the Eastern Shore, as Araminta Ross, we find ourselves at the start of Harriet Tubman's life. In her early childhood, Harriet was often hired out to other households, starting … Continue reading Ancient Archive // Harriet Tubman – Modern-Day Moses!
The Ballad of Mulan is the story of a strong woman willing to sacrifice herself but entering an army for 12 years in order to keep her family safe. If you don't think that's hardcore af than you can GTFO. I love Disney movies. Yes, yes, I know. They're hella problematic and not very diverse … Continue reading Ancient Archive // Mulan – The Dark Story Behind the Disney Classic
This Baroness was a survivor and honestly should be your new role model because if she can be locked away, mentally and emotionally abused by her father-in-law and shot four times and still be the badass she is you can get out of bed and wash your hair. I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start … Continue reading Ancient Archive // Micaela Almonester – The Installment Where I Swear Loads