Women of the Week

Why bother dedicating ~500 words to describing some random woman every week? I couldn’t help but notice all these interesting little references and footnotes on women that have helped shape our world, through their contributions to art, culture, history and technology. And, as it turns out, they’re usually fascinating enough to make me want to tell someone all about them.

Artemisia Gentileschi, artist

Elizabeth von Arnim, writer

Desirée Clary, monarch

Ada Lovelace, mathematician

Marie Laurencin, artist

Rumer Godden, writer

Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor 

Queen Christina of Sweden, monarch

Georges Sand, writer