Nellie Bly — What Becomes of Babies?

Nellie Bly — What Becomes of Babies?

The New York WorldNovember 6, 1887Hundreds and Hundreds of Little Ones Given Away YearlyNot the Petted Darlings of the Rich, but the Infants Born to Shame—These Are the Ones that Are Given into Alien Hands—Regular Traffic in New-Born Babes—A Money-Making Trade in...
Nellie Bly – The Research

Nellie Bly – The Research

For me, inspiration always comes from reading. Be it history, fiction, essays, or comics, I find my best ideas are sparked from gaps I discover in narratives. What was the cause of the famous Capulet-Montague feud? What was Shakespeare doing during his...
Why Nellie Bly?

Why Nellie Bly?

Late one April evening in 2016, sitting at my desk not writing, this article in The Atlantic caught my eye. The premise was that there were more female action stars 100 years ago than today. Most were in the mold of the Perils of Pauline, with an intrepid young woman...