Jessica Ferri is a writer living in Brooklyn. You can find her at


The English novelist and essayist argued that fascism begins in patriarchal repression, and that women must see themselves as a society of outsiders battling the status quo.


She was a pistol-packing linguist, cartographer, kingmaker—and soon, a Nicole Kidman subject.  A Woman in Arabia provides a fresh look at the trailblazing Gertrude Bell, in her own words.