Lady Eve Balfour: Organic Farming Queer’s Pioneer

Lady Eve Balfour, pioneer of organic farming

Lady Eve Balfour, born into an aristocratic family in 1898, was not just a woman of noble heritage with a famous uncle—the former British Prime Minister, Arthur James Balfour—but also a trailblazer who carved her own path as a working farmer, author, and the founder of the Soil Association. Her life was marked by her … Read more

Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2024 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) … Read more

10 Black Female Authors To Read in 2023 [NEW & CLASSICS]

African-American women have always been major contributors to literature in the United States, yet often their stories are overlooked or undervalued. However, there is an ever-growing lineup of talented black female authors who are reclaiming their space and making waves. From the earliest days of African-American literature to now, these writers have created powerful works … Read more

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: The 17-year-old Who Proved That She Was Smarter Than Mexico’s Experts

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Who Was She? Born in 1651, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a Mexican nun, scholar, author and feminist. She was a polymath whose mastery of multiple fields such as literature, philosophy, science, and music made her a remarkable figure in history. At the ripe age of 17, … Read more

Frieda Belinfante: The Jew who dressed up like a man and fought in the Dutch resistance

Frieda Belinfante: Early Life Frieda Belinfante was the first woman to conduct an orchestra in Europe, a Jewish woman who fought in the Dutch resistance, and also –  a lesbian who was fired from running the Orange County orchestra in California for living her life as an out lesbian, back when being an LGBTQ person … Read more

Candace Parker: The Must-Know Story of the WNBA’s Game-Changer

Candace Parker with yellow jersey

Candance Parker: Who Is She? Candace Parker is the first female basketball player to dunk during an NCAA tournament, and is considered one of the greatest players ever. She is also the first WNBA player with 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds, 1,500 assists as well as the first women to be featured on the cover of … Read more

James Baldwin: America’s Tortured, Gay & Black Author

James Baldwin

James Baldwin: Who Was He? Writer James Baldwin is often cited as one of the most important African American authors of the 20th century. But his work was far more than that. \He wasa also an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist. He is best known for his reflections on race in … Read more