“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Lael Wilcox is the first woman to win the Trans Am Bike Race, an unsupported ultra-distance cycling race that covers over 4,000 miles from the Pacific coast of Oregon to the Atlantic coast of Virginia.
Rejected Princesses makes Upworthy!
Completing the trifecta of Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Upworthy: RP made the Internet's Triple Crown!
First airline founded by a black woman now operates internationally
Fly Blue Crane, the first airline founded by a black woman, is expanding to international flights with its service from Cape Town, South Africa, to Windhoek, Namibia.
Dapaah founded the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative to stimulate employment in her hometown.
Zaha Hadid, the first woman to earn Pritzker Prize, architecture's Nobel, passed away on March 31, 2016.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
Joined her sister Hortense Mancini in escaping from an equally abusive marriage, making headlines (and trouble) all across Europe in…
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.