Fierce Female of the Week: Raden Adjeng Kartini

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature, and this week it’s someone who is known by many as Indonesia’s First Feminist, and a national heroine. It is none other than Raden Adjeng Kartini. Raden was born in 1879 in Java, now part of Indonesia, which was then part of the Dutch East Indies. Raden went…

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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: 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: 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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Fierce Female of the Week: Mary Shelley

It’s time for another Fierce Female of the week, and this time we’re going historical. Presumably most of you have heard of Frankenstein (the original book), but how much do you know about the author, Mary Shelley? Mary Shelley was a woman who was many years ahead of her time. She is known by many…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Meghan Markle

*Image courtesy of Alexi Lubomirski. WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER This week’s Fierce Female of the Week is none other than this weekend’s bride-to-be; Meghan Markle! Though she may be marrying royalty, she has been royally fierce entirely on her own long before that! As Meghan mentioned in this speech, she advocated at age 11 for…

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