herstory

noun
her·​sto·​ry | \ˈhər-st(ə-)rē \
plural herstories

Definition of herstory 

: history specifically : history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women

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In this week’s Billboard Pride herstory lesson, Jasmine Masters is teaching viewers about singer-songwriter and iconic LGBTQ icon Sylvester. Rebecca Schiller, Billboard, "Watch Jasmine Masters Give a Pride Month Herstory Lesson on Sylvester," 21 June 2018 But perhaps the most iconic feud in the show’s herstory was between Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese on season 5. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "10 of the Best Reads in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 July 2018 After 10 years and 10 full seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, here are 10 of Billboard Pride’s favorite reads in the herstory of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "10 of the Best Reads in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 July 2018 Part of our mission at Drag Race is to teach the children by turning them on to iconic artists from our rich gay herstory. Nolan Feeney, Billboard, "How Did She Get Here? The Oral History of Deborah Cox's 'Nobody's Supposed to Be Here'," 31 May 2018 The queens of the House of Light are challenged by their rivals of House of Di’abolique — and the rest is herstory. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: ‘Avengers’ heroes, fierce queens, and They Might Be Giants," 26 Apr. 2018 In honor of our genuine state of shock from this week’s episode of All Stars 3, Billboard Pride has compiled a list of the 10 most shocking moments in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The 10 Most Shocking Moments In 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 Mar. 2018 Throughout the varied herstory of the show, queens have been disqualified, queens have returned, rules have been re-written and audiences have been left speechless. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The 10 Most Shocking Moments In 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 Mar. 2018 But BenDeLaCreme eliminating herself, the queen who won five out of six challenges and was basically a shoo-in for the crown, was the most shocking thing that has ever happened in Drag Race herstory. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The 10 Most Shocking Moments In 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of herstory

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herstory

blend of her and history

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hership

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Hertford

Hertfordshire

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