Hey there, Museum Hack fans!
You might have realized that it’s been a little quiet on this blog over the last few weeks. Don’t worry, we have a good reason!
We wrote a book!
We’re thrilled to officially announce, Museum Hack’s Guide to History’s Fiercest Females, coming to an Amazon screen (or hardcover, if that’s your style!) near you on Tuesday, October 2nd.
Museum Hack’s Guide to History’s Fiercest Females (we need to figure out an acronym, STAT) contains 25 stories and custom, hand-drawn illustrations featuring badass women who probably weren’t included in your high school history book but definitely should have been.
We have absolutely loved hosting our Badass Bitches tours across five cities, as well as writing about stories of amazing women here on our blog. Every time we gave a tour or posted something on the blog, we’d get a flood of comments telling us how awesome these stories are… and how people wished they were easier to find.
Since most of these fierce females aren’t included in History 101, we decided to write a history book of our own – one that covers the stories of remarkable women from all corners of the world.
Here’s a sampling of the type of incredible story — and custom illustrations — you can expect in this book:
From The First Punjab Woman To Fight On A Battlefield:
“Sikhism is one of those religions that seems to really confuse Westerners. You can tell this is true by the simple fact that most non-Sikhs ‘round these parts don’t even know how to pronounce the name of the religion. Here’s a mnemonic device to help you remember how to pronounce it: “Mai Bhago was a Sikh warrior, and she was a fuckin’ sick warrior.” Here, “Sikh warrior” and “sick warrior” should be pronounced the same. See? Easiest thing in the world.
Anyway, Mai Bhago is the hero of this story, and in order to understand her, we must first learn at least a little bit about Sikhism. For one, it’s a monotheistic religion of peace that has some pretty altruistic ideals. Treat all people as equals, do good deeds, work hard, serve others, help the poor, and live honestly—all with an emphasis on action over rituals. Basically: the Golden Rule, but do it.
The other side of Sikhism, which Mai Bhago would find similarly useful: be a martial arts badass and kill Mughals by the cart-load. Religions, like people, are complicated.”
Written by Museum Hack blog authors Hayley Milliman and Alex Johnson, illustrated by Museum Hack team member Taylor Gmahling, and edited by Marketing Manager Carly Syms, Museum Hack’s Guide to History’s Fiercest Females will release next week.
We’ve also got a special offer for you!
If you buy a copy of the book between now and October 31, we’ll send you a gift certificate to attend a Badass Bitches tours in any of our operating cities! Just email a copy of your receipt to [email protected] and let us know what city you want to come on tour in!
How’s that for awesome?