Women’s stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that’s not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you’re probably missing the best chapters in her life’s story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she murdered an enemy or two. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got jealous. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming). Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot… From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women missing from your world history book. They’re the names of women too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries. From 3rd-century Syrian queen Zenobia to 20th-century Nigerian women's rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, these are women who gave absolutely zero f**ks, and will inspire a courageous new movement of women to do the same.
Hannah Jewell is an on camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humor writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics, and for presenting BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show. She was born in London, but her parents whisked her away to California when she was a baby, and so she grew up frolicking on beaches and through redwood forests. She earned a degree from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies, taking a year out to study and work in Beirut. She had a great time in Lebanon but now is unfortunately banned from that country. She then returned to the UK in 2013 for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge, which was mostly fine. Her career highlight so far was breaking the story of the “Milifandom” for BuzzFeed, a strange phenomenon when teen girls across Britain went wild for the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election. Now she lives in Washington and wishes she had cats.