This is a talk I was lucky enough to see live about a month ago. It’s delivered by Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist game theorist whose academic analysis of cultural shifts in the video gaming industry has led to harassment and death threats beyond imagining. This talk was her first public appearance after she fled her house due to said death threats. She is a brave human being and her talk is very worth watching.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8mhDW6Shs)
"Life is too short not to do what you want to do... It's never too late. So start doing what you love doing now."
Woman finishes final while in labor
While this is a dystopian nightmare that should never have happened, her fortitude is still stunning.
This nonagenerian entrepreneur helps out villages across Rajasthan, India, by building dams.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
At the age of seven, Kakenya Ntaiya made a bargain with her father: she would undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) if he agreed to let her finish her education.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
"Uncle" Olive Yang
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.
The Night Witches
This all-female civilian volunteer unit of the WW2 Soviet military overcame a lack of training, equipment, and faith to pull off one of the greatest underdog feats in human history and in so doing become Germany's worst nightmare.
Stephanie St. Clair
This audacious black gangster fought the Italian mob for control of Harlem and won, taunting them in full-page newspaper ads as she went.
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.