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.)

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Dani Alexis is the Legal Coordinator at Autonomous Press as well as a freelance writer. When she's not working, she coaches winterguard and waits on the whims of two spoiled cats. Check out her most recent work by subscribing to her Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/noncompliantspace.
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