Badass women alert.
The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London's Greatest Bonesetter
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
Mexican teenage sisters form awesome metal band
Three sisters - ages 9, 12, and 14 - show that girls really know how to rock.
Bilal - an animated film about Muhammad's ex-slave companion
This is a trailer for an animated movie about Bilal, an Ethiopian ex-slave who became one of the Prophet Muhammad’s closest companions. One to keep an eye out for!
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Knitting in Wartime
In WW2, homefront knitters were encouraged to make clothing for the troops - and even given guides on how to do so!
Carolina Maria de Jesus
Brash, funny, and difficult, this mother of three wrote her way out of extreme poverty with her uncompromising look at Brazilian society - and was alternately lauded and berated for it.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
Fannie Lou Hamer
This uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…