Nella Larsen Wrestled With Race and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance
The writer’s novels were celebrated and helped her become the first African-American woman to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Then she disappeared.
Qiu Jin, Beheaded by Imperial Forces, Was ‘China’s Joan of Arc’
She unbound her feet, wrote poetry and fought against the government, believing that women’s rights and political revolution naturally went hand in hand.