More to come in 2020

After an extended break, Fringe Rebels in back!

2019 was a complicated year and for personal reasons, I took a break from developing content for Fringe Rebels. This year, I’m taking the time to put even more research, thought and dedication into this project.

2020 will be a good year for Fringe Rebels, so watch this space for new rebels, new content and new ideas.

Thank you for reading this, see you in the next post.


Emily Glynn-Farrell (Editor)



“A Brave Stray”- the Sergeant Stubby Story

After a Christmas break, Fringe Rebels is back with a heart warming article about a decorated doggy and his contribution in the first world war. Nikki Smith, our illustrator and a dog lover, tell us all about this brave stray.


Sergeant Stubby is a unique war veteran to say the least. Stubby was a small, incredibly adorable dog who served in World War I. It is unclear what breed Stubby was, probably having Bull Terrier or Boston Terrier genes somewhere along his familial line.  Found as a stray on the streets on New Haven in Connecticut, he wandered into the Yale University campus in the summer of 1917.  There he found a new home when Corporal Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, Yankee Division who decided to adopt the little guy. Read More

“I’m more like Oscar than Oscar himself” – The Tragedy of Dolly Wilde.

Wilde is the operative word, according to many who have written about Dolly Wilde. Dolly was the deeply troubled niece of Oscar Wilde and the only child of his older brother Willie Wilde. She drank too much, struggled with addiction, was overshadowed by the family name, haunted by her uncle’s legacy, but she also had the potential to be a talented, witty writer herself.


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‘The most atrocious and unheard-of event in our country’- The Tragic story of Camila O’Gorman and Father Ladislao Gutiérrez.

This week’s article tells a heart-breaking story of love and tyranny. I’m talking about the divisive ill-fated Argentinian fringe rebels, Camila O’Gorman and Father Ladislao Gutiérrez. Theirs is a tragic story about love and expectation in 19th century South America. Though they died scorned and hated by many, they died together and their death caused a revolution in Buenos Aires.

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“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” – Alice Roosevelt

“I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice Roosevelt. (His 19-year-old daughter.) I cannot possibly do both.”

Alice Roosevelt

The first time I heard of Alice Roosevelt, it was this quote. I knew nothing about her, nothing about her life, but I knew from this one quote from her dad that she was a total fucking badass. Where to even start with Alice Roosevelt- with the pet snake she carried around called Emily Spinach or with the fact that she was banned from the white house after her father’s term ended? I suppose the best place to start is at the beginning. Read More