Women's History Month: Feminist Heroes - Day 2

Today I'm recommending PBS' incredible series on women who make history, Makers.

I'm also shining my feminist heroes spotlight on Frida Kahlo, because she's awesome and because the NYBG is having a big exhibit of her work in the spring/summer. Her work is personal, painful, and powerful. She was unabashedly bisexual and led non-monogamous relationships in a way that was ahead of her time. (Yes, her marriages to Diego Rivera were awful, but that's because he was a turd).

Happy Women's History Month, everyone!

Now conveniently gif'd!

Please celebrate appropriately, like Leslie Knope would want us to, by showing me your feminist heroes, GT! I'd like to get this going and bump this post throughout the month, making a central omnibus place for Women's History Month.

I'll start with Wilma Mankiller, 1st Woman Cherokee Chief. Reading her autobiography, Mankiller, as a freshman was an eye opening experience into feminism and the atrocities committed against Native Americans. Mankiller led an incredible life, ultimately changing and improving the lives of so many Cherokee people.

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"Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief."