Do yourself a favor and visit The Reconstructionists. It’s a beautiful site that describes itself this way.
The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova, is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women — beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes — who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.
Every Monday in 2013, we’ll be publishing an illustrated portrait of one such trailblazing woman, along with a hand-lettered quote that captures her spirit and a short micro-essay about her life and legacy.
The initial entries today feature Anais Nin, Hedy Lamarr, Gertrude Stein, and Agnes Martin. I’ve got a hunch that once you’ve seen them, you’ll want to check back every week.