31-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 17:

(Check out the full challenge here.)

Day 17, Saturday. Time Travel – where would you go and why?

With my obsessive interest in late medieval/early modern British history, EVERYONE thinks my answer should be “Bosworth Field.”

Actually, I’d like to go back to the late 1920s/early 1930s in America, specific location not important.  There are so many things I have a vague sense of from family photographs, but my brain can’t quite grasp an entire world that looks like that.  I want to see it, and I want to live a slightly slower pace of life – one that doesn’t assume I’m instantly accessible via digi-pocket-device.

Also, the 20s/30s were the last time in U.S. fiction that female characters were well-rounded, regularly passed the Bechdel Test, and were expected to go off on adventures of their own.  Only a few years later, we all got Feminine-Mystiqued out of business.  We’re still trying to climb out of the postwar hole in that regard.  (The racism in said fiction remained uniformly terrible throughout the 20th century.)


About Dani Alexis

Dani Alexis is a freelance writer with a decade of experience and a passion for creating new things. As Verity Reynolds, Dani is the author of the Non-Compliant Space series Buy her a coffee: ko-fi.com/verityreynolds
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