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With Ellie White I make a podcast called Badass Women From History. It's like Desert Island Discs but with famous dead women. And it's entirely in their own words. It's nice. You'll like it.

Badass Women From History

'Why not go the limit? For the benefit of those ladies who ask for the right to smoke in public.' The centrefold for political magazine Puck in 1908. This 'nightmarish vision' of the future showed what would happen if you let women smoke. They would wear badass hats and successfully play the stock market.                    

'Why not go the limit? For the benefit of those ladies who ask for the right to smoke in public.'

The centrefold for political magazine Puck in 1908. This 'nightmarish vision' of the future showed what would happen if you let women smoke. They would wear badass hats and successfully play the stock market.                    

May Whitely explains how to disable an assailant using jujitsu, 1933

         Anti-suffrage postcard 1910

         Anti-suffrage postcard 1910

          Anti-suffrage postcard, 1908

          Anti-suffrage postcard, 1908

        Anti-sufrage postcard, 1909. 'Only ugly women want to vote'

        Anti-sufrage postcard, 1909. 'Only ugly women want to vote'

Meryl Streep, 1976

'This was me on my way home from an audition for King Kong where I was told I was too "ugly" for the part. This was a pivotal moment for me. This one rogue opinion could derail my dreams of becoming an actress or force me to pull myself up by the boot straps and believe in myself. I took a deep breath and said "I'm sorry you think I'm too ugly for your film but you're just one opinion in a sea of thousands and I'm off to find a kinder tide." Today I have 18 Academy Awards. : )'