Mention fairy tale tellers, and the first name to come to mind is the Grimm brothers.
Next is likely to be Hans Christian Anderson, and then Charles Perrault. You may well add Oscar Wilde to the list, or even George MacDonald. Rack your brains and you might come up with Andrew Lang and the Blue Fairy Book, or any other of the twelve ‘colour’ fairy books he edited.
Yep. They’re all men.
Yet there have been many, many wonderful fairy tales that were originally told by women. In fact, the very term ‘fairy tale’ was invented by a woman.