Hello! This is Catherine, one of the interns. While researching entries for the Book of Jezebel, I’ve been learning little known facts about people or characters I’m very familiar with, including Aaliyah, Ariel (as in the Little Mermaid), and Jane Addams. But I’ve also been introduced to plenty of new names, like the poet Anna Akhmatova. I’m surprised that I’ve never come across her before, having taken a few poetry courses in college, but I’m glad I finally did. The works I’ve read of hers so far are intense, thought provoking and rather beautiful.

Now, of course, I want to discover other awesome women that I didn’t know existed. Please share you best (living or dead) under-the-radar activists, poets, novelists, politicians, actresses, etc. so I can scour the Internet for everything I can find out about them. Some might even become contendors to make it into the book…

-Catherine

  1. princessjinx said: allison weiss
  2. raggedbutright said: Rosamond Lehmann! Her novel, The Weather in the Streets, from 1936, is badass. Seriously.
  3. elizmayerle said: Julie Hayden! There really isn’t much about her online, though. She’s THAT illusive.
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