BADASS WOMEN OF HISTORY

This Hard-Partying, Cross-Dressing Explorer Lived the Writer’s Life

Isabelle Eberhadt ditched her European upbringing to embrace Islam and explore North Africa at the turn of the 20th century.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Dangerous Discovery That Sparked the Modern Labor Movement

In the latest episode of OZY's chart-topping history podcast, we learn about the power of phosphorous.

How a Woman Saved Portugal's Wine Industry

Dona Antónia didn't mess around when it came to port.

OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Before Althea Gibson, There Was Ora Washington

The sports legend did more on two courts than most ever do on one.

Was Albert Einstein a Terrible Husband?

Fans of his wife, a physicist herself, are still struggling to get her contributions recognized.

The Forgotten Pioneer of Lebanese Feminism

Anbara Salam Khalidi's brave gesture to remove her veil in public paved the way for feminists across the Levant and wider Arab world.

Forget Amy March. Meet May Alcott

The inspiration for Amy March got a lot more done.

The Badass Rogue Who Cross-Dressed and Dueled Her Way to Infamy

Was Julie d’Aubigny even her real name? Don’t ask too many questions.

This American Maverick Ruled the Lesbian Literary Scene of Paris

Poet Natalie Clifford Barney became a champion of gay rights, simply by refusing to follow the rules.

OZY NEWSLETTER

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.

She Broke the Gender Barrier … in Billiards

Japanese sharpshooter Masako Katsura was a trailblazer of the pool halls in the 1950s.

Sign up for the weekly newsletter!