I am Irene of Athens. From 797-802, I ruled the Byzantine Empire. My husband was Emperor Leo IV and after his death, I became guardian of our 10-year-old son, Constantine VI and co-emperor with him. When he was older, my son’s attempt to seize power was crushed by me. He banished me from court but I returned… Read More Irene, the Terrible?
My name is Marguerite. I am living with a man who is my guardian, sponsor and lover. We met two years ago when I was still in high-school and living with my grandmother who passed away shortly after. I was in Barnes & Nobel and browsing in the Religion section when I sensed that someone… Read More Complicated
All I did was ask for rights. I didn’t attack anyone. I didn’t harass anyone. I didn’t oppose the system or the country or the authority. All I said is, ‘Why can’t I drive?’ I was born and grew up in a country where it was nothing out of the ordinary for women to drive.… Read More Driven for Change