Kickass Women in History: Annie Londonderry

AnnielondonderryAs many of you know, I’ve recently started a project at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books called “Kickass Women in History”.  This month, I write about Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, also known as Annie Londonderry.

Annie Londonderry was the first woman to bicycle around the world.  She did, of course, take the occasionally boat ride.  Her detractors claimed that she carried her bike more than she rode it.  Be that as it may, she made it around the world in fifteen months, and went on to be a reporter, stating,

“I am a journalist and ‘a new woman’ if that term means that I believe I can do anything that any man can do.“

For more about Annie and how cycling changed the world for women, check out my post at this link!