“I think of myself as a bit of a mother bear, and if anybody poses a threat to my kids they’ll see both my mother’s heart and my warrior spirit,” she said, before namedropping 1st century warrior queen Boudica – a previous RP!
Veil, who died last week, was a fierce lawyer, a Holocaust survivor, and the first woman elected as president of the European Parliament.
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!
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.
Voice of Baceprot
“I think what we want to say to the young women of Indonesia is, don’t be afraid of being different,” said Kurnia. “Don’t be afraid to shout your independence.”
The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia
These women in top hats and colorful clothes scale mountains in skirts.
In case you missed it, a nuclear scientist won the Miss USA pageant two weeks ago.
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
This Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Chandro Tomar aka 'Shooter Dadi'
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
One of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived…
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.