Inspiration behind Well of Loneliness – Ep. 7 Play in new window | DownloadToupie Lowther is a side character in others’ sagas, including Radcylffe Hall’s the Well of Loneliness, but she was also international sports star and WWI ambulance driver. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Toupie Lowther: Her Life by Val Brown Truly Wilde by Joan Schenkar Wild Girls: Sappho, Paris, andContinue reading “Inspiration behind Well of Loneliness – Ep. 7”

A Wilde One – Ep.6 Play in new window | DownloadDolly Wilde is known primarily for being Oscar Wilde’s niece and Natalie Barney’s lover, but she had an interesting life outside of that on her own. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Truly Wilde by Joan Schenkar Wild Heart: A Life by Suzanne Rodriguez Romaine Brooks: A Life by CassandraContinue reading “A Wilde One – Ep.6”

Muse of Violets – Ep.5 Play in new window | DownloadRenee Vivien is a Belle Époque poet known for her poetry, short stories, tragic death, and affair with Natalie Barney that continues to be the talk/judgement of the internet. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Renee Vivien by Andre Germain The Amazon and the Page by Karla Jay Wild Heart:Continue reading “Muse of Violets – Ep.5”

Socialite Gone Greek – Ep. 4 Play in new window | DownloadEva Palmer became a footnote to others’ stories despite her projects with ancient Greek culture and the Delphic Festival. She is the first love of Natalie Barney, a muse to Renee Vivien in A Woman Appeared to Me, and that magnificent redhead who preformed a Pierre Louys work withContinue reading “Socialite Gone Greek – Ep. 4”

The Red Duchess – Ep.3 Play in new window | DownloadLily de Gramont survived a terrible marriage to write books, nearly have a political career, and become a bigamist by marrying Natalie Barney. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Elisabeth de Gramont: Avant-gardiste by Francesco Rapazzini Wild Heart: A Life by Suzanne Rodriguez Romaine Brooks: A Life by Cassandra LangerContinue reading “The Red Duchess – Ep.3”

Thief of Souls – Ep. 2 Play in new window | DownloadRomaine Brooks is known for her painting, her nickname from Robert de Montesquiou, and as a lover of 50 years to Natalie Clifford Barney. “There are women whose black eyes sparkle with energy – they make me feel so irredeemably blonde!” – NCB Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) RomaineContinue reading “Thief of Souls – Ep. 2”

Empress of the Lesbians – Ep. 1 Play in new window | DownloadNatalie Barney wrote novels, hosted a famous salon, and was known primarily for her love life and scandalizing society ladies. “If I had one ambition it was to make my life itself into a poem.” – NCB Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Wild Heart: A Life by Suzanne RodriguezContinue reading “Empress of the Lesbians – Ep. 1”