Aviatrix is a tribute to the female pilots of the 1920s and '30s. Brave, smart, capable, adventurous women who broke boundaries and set world records in the early days of aviation, they embodied the spirit of feminism long before the revolution that was to happen decades later. Most of these flying legends remain largely unknown, but their defiance of gender roles and their unladylike pursuit of flight (much like our burlesque foremothers' unladylike pursuit of stripping) remains an inspiration to this day. As Bessie Coleman said: "I refused to take no for an answer."