Seondeok of Silla

A while back, I had an amazing trip to South Korea. Whilst there, I became interested in Korean history and culture, and learnt about the amazing Queen Seondeok of the Silla Empire. The Silla Empire was one of three kingdoms that ruled in the South Korean peninsula...

Flower Boys

It may seem counterintuitive to write about boys on the Girl Museum blog, but hear me out! I was recently in South Korea, and I was amazed at how beautiful some of the male celebrities were, like Taemin from the K-pop band SHINee. I learnt that these men are called...

Warrior Princess: Queen Seondeok of Korea

There was a time, long ago, when the status of women was relatively high among some kingdoms of the world. The Silla Kingdom of Korea was one such realm, even having queens as rulers. This was in a time before the Confucian Model came into play and women were placed...

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