Stagecoach Mary Fields, Ching Shih, and Dorothy Arzner, as illustrated by Petra Erikkson The Mary Sue had the opportunity to sit down with author Mackenzi Lee to discuss her new book, Bygone Badass Broads. Based in part on Lee’s Twitter hashtag of the same name, this book tells the stories of 52 female movers and shakers in world history. In the interview, Lee shares a bunch of different amazing stories from the book, and we also discuss the often limiting ways that our society allows women, queer people, and people of color into the historical narratives, and how we can change that. Marykate: This book actually began as a Twitter campaign. Could you talk about what inspired you to start tweeting about memorable women? Mackenzie: Oh, where to start? … The most immediate thing is that I studied history when I was in college, and I was constantly frustrated by the lack of minority narratives of all kinds in the mainstream history classes I was taking, but especially women’s narratives. It felt like if I wanted to learn about women, or about queer people, or people of color in history, I had to take an elective class that was only taught once every… Read full this story
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