Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Edith Sitwell

Who Was She? Born in England in 1887, Dame Edith Sitwell was the eldest of the three Sitwell siblings, followed by her brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell. All three of the Sitwells were artistic in their own way and interested in the avant-garde arts and literature scenes of Europe, but Edith herself was an accomplished poet. … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Edith Sitwell

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Who Was She? Agatha Christie was born on this day, September 15, in 1890. Her first literary success was in 1920 when she published a novel featuring Poirot, the detective character that would stay with her for decades. Known to mystery lovers as the Queen of Crime, Agatha published 91 books, 80 of which were … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Mary Shelley

Who Was She? Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 to parents William Godwin and 18th-century women’s activist, Mary Wollstonecraft. At 19 years old, she married Percy Shelley, a Romantic poet with strong political themes in his work. Perhaps the most famous account of the couple is that of the summer they spent with … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Mary Shelley

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Welcome to my new “Women of Worth” series, an ongoing collection of posts focused on the lives of fabulous and brilliant female artists and authors of times gone by. Each post will go up roughly around the time of each woman’s birthday and will give you a little info on who she was, when and … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi