Did you guys see that list going around last week about women who were “badder bitches” than Taylor Swift? No? Do yourself a favor and go look it up.
I have nothing against TS, but the response her p.r. team’s misguided tweet inspired was amazing—tweet after tweet telling the stories of thoroughly awesome women from history and modern day. I took one of the stories, the story of Khutulun, as inspiration for a small painting project for a class I’m taking with @ardithgoodwin.
Khutulun was the great great granddaughter of Genghis Kahn and a fierce warrior in her own right. When it came time to marry, she insisted that any man seeking her hand must first defeat her in wrestling. If he won, she would marry him. If he lost he would owe her a horse (or 100—accounts vary). By legend, she amassed a herd of over 10,000 horses this way.
How amazing is that? Who is another awesome woman I should learn about?
#khutulun #badbitch #acryliconpaper #awesomewomen