Badass Lady Creatives
BALC was a blog and directory created and maintained by Melanie Richards in 2013–2016. I made this site to celebrate women in the creative industries, as I noticed we were severely underrepresented in conference lineups, blog post features, and community projects.
At time of writing, it is now 2023. A lot can change in 10 years:
- My understanding of gender is a lot less binary than it was in 2013.
- A few of the people I featured have since transitioned to other genders.
- Sometimes a girl just gets tired of talking about being a woman, ya know?
Because of these changes in identity, and the somewhat limiting frame of this project, I’ve decided to remove all site content. Thank you to everyone who followed BALC when it was active, and to those who returned here later: your support means so much to me.
Most of all, thank you to those who continue to do the work of intersectional inclusion. May the next generation take it for granted that of course we all belong!