Sept / Oct: Powerful Women

I was thirteen years old when I discovered Elizabeth I. To my eager young mind, she was an amazing woman – the first (and only) English Queen to rule her nation without marriage, on her own merit. She kept hold of her kingdom even when Rome and Spain threatened it, restored it to its former …

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Derringers & Fedoras: Spies, Assassins, and Private Eyes

Daring escapades. Narrow escapes. Car chases. International espionage. From books to movies to television shows, the high-risk life of spies, assassins, and private eyes intrigues and entertains us, decade after decade. From Jason Bourne to the real life spies in the American Revolution, this issue of Femnista introduces you to some old favorites, some flashy …

Joan of Arc

JULY / AUG 2015: BY VERONICA LEIGH God doesn’t always call the equipped. He equips the called. On the surface, young Jeanne d’Arc—known to most as Joan of Arc—was a simple country girl. Her father was a farmer and in all likelihood she had chores and responsibilities as any other child did in those days.  …