You may have notices that, lately, the internet is going crazy for the comics entitled simply as Rejected Princesses. So what’s that all about and what is so special about them? Let’s find out.
First of all, we have to acknowledge that the internet has a real thing for comics. No matter what story they are accompanied by, comics are a much better way to tell and relate to a story. From both sides it’s the best way to make sure that you transmit your message and get a good response. Not only does it gain people’s attention from the start, but having a visual aid is almost always a guarantee that the reader will stay until the end of the story to find out what happens.
Now that we have that covered, it’s time to talk a bit about history. From the time that we understand our parent’s bedtime stories until the time that we grow up and read them for ourselves, we keep reading about wonderful bits of our history. Be it the history of mankind or of our country, there are countless stories that we can read. But, unfortunately, there is a slight issue with these tales. Most of them, and here we can talk about almost 80%, will tell you the story of brave men that have changed the course of history. And this is the problem. Because there are plenty of women that have contributed, be it in a small or big part, to creating and changing our nations, countries and civilizations. But these are rarely mentioned and acknowledged.
Therefore, here is where Rejected Princesses comes in. Sharing stories with you in a wonderful combination of pictures and stories, this project wants to share the stories of the world’s bravest women who have fought along men or even against them. You will hear of women who have fought for that they believed in, when they have been wronged, or even for revenge after being unfairly hurt. These are the unheard stories of women who deserve to be known and live in our memories as part of the people that have made and changed history throughout their lives.
Here are just a few examples of the stories you can discover on the Rejected Princesses website and the women who star in them. We hope you enjoy and encourage you to look them up if we’ve stirred your interest:
Lyudmila Pavlichenko – The Deadliest female sniper in history:
Vasilisa Vasilyevna – The Gender-Nonconforming Heroine Who Kept the Tsar Guessing:
Isabella of France (c.1295-1358) – The She-Wolf of France:
Gouyen (c.1857-1903) – Wise Woman of the Apache:
Tirgatao (5th century BCE) – The Princess Whom Walls Could Not Hold:
Kate Shelley (1863-1912) – The Girl Who Saved a Train: