This video of 14-year-old Singaporean Kyra Poh competing in the solo freestyle event at the Wind Games 2017 – which she won! – is beautiful, hypnotic stuff.
“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain."
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
This woman has spent her life fighting the prison industrial complex, giving ex-convicts a new lease on life.
Masako "Katsy" Katsura
“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
"Uncle" Olive Yang
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
This engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Russia's most famous hermit has lived outside of civilization for virtually seven decades, amidst some severe difficulties.
Cecile DeWitt-Morette was a pioneering mathematical physicist who worked with Albert Einstein, Irene Joliot-Curie, and Richard Feynman, and advocated for more women in the sciences.
This Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
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.
When her brother was killed, this pharaoh took her time cooking up revenge.