Influential Women #18: (Ana) Nzinga Mbande

This post is going to be a little different from the other ones in the series, because this woman is a little different from the other ones in the series, in the sense that she’s not at at all unknown. NZinga Mbande (16th/17th c.) was the queen of the region that is now known as Angola. I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of her before, but queen Nzinga Mbande is one of the biggest figures in Angolan history. When I was reading up on her, I encountered tons of very positive articles, depicting her as a warrior queen, fighting colonisation and slavery, who was always supported by her people. When digging deeper, though, I found something closer to the truth.

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Influential Women #17: Hedy Lamarr

I’m low-key offended I hadn’t heard of Hedy Lamarr before I saw her name pass when googling influential women for this series. This woman is awesome as hell, combining beauty and brains like it’s no damn big deal. Most people know Lamarr for her work as an American actress and beauty-icon, but – not surprisingly – little is said about her greatly influential work as an inventor after her career as an actress.

Happy easter! May everyone have a joyous day. I’ve been really busy with school lately, but new posts are coming up soon!

A Year of Blogging #02: Keeping It Up

Next up in my post series about blogging: KEEPING IT UP. I have a lot of friends interested in writing a blog, and one of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked is “what’s the hardest part?”. The answer is quite simple: providing content on a regular basis. Keeping a blog alive requires an almost constant or at least regular flow of content. I can safely say that I 100% underestimated how horribly difficult it is to keep posting, and I can tell you exactly why I estimated it so wrongly (and how I’m trying to deal with it).