Hey, so I'm trying to do my supplement for Barnard (I'm doing RD) and I'm not sure on the technicalities of this question. Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?
My question is the part about history or fiction - what constitutes as history and how stringently do they enforce it? I have a really good answer to this question for J.K. Rowling (don't roll your eyes, it's important to me! haha), who is, obviously, a contemporary author. She's still alive and I wouldn't count her as a historical figure at all.
So I wouldn't be able to write about her, would I?