Feminist Hero Nellie Bly Finally Gets an Anthem

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On what would have been her 151st birthday, badass investigative journalist Nellie Bly, née Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, gets the theme song she deserves.

Bly, you’ll recall, was a reporter and muckraker as well as a popular answer to the question, “What made you want to become a journalist?” In 1887, she posed as a mentally ill woman and wrote a famous exposé of conditions at a women’s asylum. In 1889, she traveled around the world and inspired Jules Vernes to pen Around the World in 80 Days (even though it only took her 72); she probably wrestled a bear or lassoed the moon, too. Now Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs honors her in a song that’s featured alongside today's Google Doodle in her honor. Put it in your “badass” playlist right between Beyoncé’s “Flawless” and Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.”