Fierce Female of the Week: Nanyehi

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature! This week I wanted to feature Nanyehi (later known as Nancy Ward) who was a Cherokee woman from America. She was an activist, political leader, peacekeeper, and advocate for the rights and land-retention of the Cherokee people in America. In her late teens, Nanyehi was married to a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Summer Roberts

Welcome back to another Fierce Female of the Week! This week we’re throwing it way back to the days in Newport beach – with one of our favourite characters from The O.C. So, California here we come – this week’s badass babe is none other than Summer Roberts. Summer was originally set to only appear…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Komako Kimura

Welcome back to another edition of our fabulous Fierce Female feature for the week. If you’ve done any research on the Women’s Suffragist March in NYC in 1917, then you will certainly have seen a photo of this week’s Fierce Female – Komako Kimura. Komako was a Japanese actress, magazine editor, dancer, and managed a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Serena Williams

This week, we’re going for something a little different! Jennifer Redenbach is a great friend of Library of my Life, currently studying Sports Broadcasting in Toronto after earning her undergraduate degree in English Literature. She is a passionate feminist and a fierce female herself, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate her…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Lalla Fatma N’Soumer

It’s time for another Fierce Female of the Week, and this week we’ve got a seriously rebellious and amazing Algerian resistance leader from the early 1800s by the name of Lalla Fatma N’Soumer. Lalla, is actually a term similar to “Sir, Lord, Lady, or Dame” in Berber, and those who are befitted with this title…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Margaret Atwood

It’s that time again! This week’s Fierce Female is getting a lot of much deserved attention right now due to Hulu’s television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, based on her 1985 speculative fiction novel of the same name. You guessed it – this week we’ll be highlighting Margaret Atwood. This Canadian-grown badass is a small…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Qutulun

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature! Qutulun – sometimes referred to as Khutulun – was a Mongol Princess from the 1200s, who embodied all of the traits of a true warrior Goddess. She made an agreement with her father that if she were to marry, she would get to choose her suitor, and he…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Peggy Olsen

It’s time for another Fierce Female of the Week feature! I may be late to the party, but earlier this year I totally jumped on the Mad Men bandwagon. It is a brilliant show with brilliant characters, but the most interesting and badass character – in my opinion – is by far Peggy Olsen. Her…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Fatima al-Fihri

Did you know that the first ever academic and degree granting university in the world was founded by a woman? A Muslim woman by the name of Fatima al-Fihri was the founder of the University of Al Quaraouiyine, which is the oldest university in the world, that is based on academics and gave degrees to…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Kate Spade

Welcome back to our Fierce Female of the Week series. We were saddened to hear the news of Kate Spade passing yesterday due to suicide at the young age of just 55. We’re heartbroken to know that someone who brought such joy to so many women (and men) around the world could be struggling so…

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