Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land – An Introduction

In early July 2019, Frank Turner announced his latest album would be called No Man's Land. It's a collection of thirteen songs inspired by women from history whose stories are inspiring, intriguing, and overlooked. Along with the album, Turner has recorded a podcast - called Tales from No Man's Land - to dig deeper into … Continue reading Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land – An Introduction

Coccinelle: The Power of Being Unapologetically You – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy was born on August 23, 1931 in Paris, France. Sounds like the beginning to a normal story, right? However, Jacqueline, better known by her stage name, Coccinelle (meaning ‘ladybug’), was anything but ordinary in her time. This Marilyn Monroe lookalike was a French actress, entertainer, and a pioneering transgender activist for LGBTQ+ … Continue reading Coccinelle: The Power of Being Unapologetically You – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Arabella Babb Mansfield – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Arabella “Belle” Babb Mansfield (May 23, 1849-August 1, 1911) – is best known for being the first woman in the United States to pass the bar examination and the nation’s first female attorney. At the time she sat for the bar, Iowa law required applicants for bar admission to be white, male, and over the … Continue reading Arabella Babb Mansfield – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land