Simone de Beauvoir, Doyenne of French Feminism

Saturday, March 30, 2013 For Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting thirty-one remarkable women—one for each day in March. Today, we’re proud to feature Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir

“On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.”

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”

—Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (Le Deuxième Sexe)

French Existentialist philosopher, intellectual, and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) was best known for her writings on

Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Hand!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Elizabeth Hand

In honor of award-winning author Elizabeth Hand’s birthday, we’re thrilled to spotlight her substantial contributions to the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Native to New York’s Westchester County, Hand was born in Yonkers in 1957 and raised in Port Ridge, NY, where she decided to become a writer at the ripe age of five. At the age of eighteen, Hand decided to move to Washington, DC, to pursue her writing aspirations as a student in the Catholic University of America’s