“I’d never written fiction. But I was so mad—Don’t tell me I can’t do something—so I did it.”
Veil, who died last week, was a fierce lawyer, a Holocaust survivor, and the first woman elected as president of the European Parliament.
Packs of female librarians once roamed the hills of Kentucky, dispensing books to those whom they encountered.
“I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless: The tent folds up into a backpack, has lights and USB ports, and went through some tough testing – including being torn open by a knife.
She turned lion hunters to lion defenders, was slept on by a lion, and got a dentist to work on a leopard - quite a story!
One of the oldest living people in 2015 was a woman who'd fought in the Mexican Revolution - not unlike Petra Herrera, earlier covered here.
The tent folds up into a backpack, has lights and USB ports, and went through some tough testing - including being torn open by a knife.
This queer, black, possibly trans lawyer was architect of two of the most important legal rulings of the 20th century - and deserves to be way better known.