She Caused a Riot: 10 Courageous Women Who Led Historic Fights for Equality and Won

In She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions and Massively Crushed It, journalist Hannah Jewell offers and empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of inspiring women. In the 10 excerpts below, readers meet an aristocat-turned-reformer, a poet who fought at the front line for suffrage and abolition and a Queen who pushed back on the slave trade.


Hannah Jewell is an on-camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK. Hannah was born in London, but her parents whisked her away to California when she was a baby. She earned a degree from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge, taking a year out to study and work in Beirut. She had a great time in Lebanon but now is unfortunately banned from that country. Now she lives in Washington and wishes she had cats.