Fu Yuanhui is all of us (but 1000x more loveable)
Don’t ever change!
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Posted by Asian Crush on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Forgotten "Shanghai Princess"Fleeing racism in her native Australia, Daisy Kwok made a life for herself in Shanghai - until the Cultural Revolution.
The Oprah of ChinaAlready a famous dancer, she transitioned to female in her 20s. Now she's the host of a television show which draws millions of viewers weekly.
The First Female Pro Overwatch PlayerThe first woman in the Overwatch e-sports league had to go through hell to prove herself.
Your New Favorite PhotographerI love 89-year-old Kimiko Nishimoto’s self-portraits. I want to be as cool as her if I grow up.
The Woman Who Scooped the WorldAfter spending a year helping 3,500 refugees escape Poland to Britain, in 1939 Hollingworth broke the news that World War II had started. That was merely the first week of her decades-long career at the Telegraph.
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Conqueror of MalariaHumanity's greatest weapon against malaria came from an unlikely source: a secret military program, where a woman worked in obscurity for decades.
The Poet Who Rebelled With Her Own BloodWhen jailed for being a political dissident, Lin Zhao continued to write anti-Mao screeds using hairpins, bamboo, and her own blood as ink.
The Woman Who Makes Prosthetic Pinkies for Ex-Yakuza MembersIn Japan, a severed pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. Fukushima makes prosthetics that help them cover that and move on from their past.
Lovable Olympic SwimmerAfter tying for bronze in the women's 100 meter backstroke, Fu became an internet sensation for her adorable reactions and interviews.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
50 years before women got the federal right to vote, Esther Morris became America's first female justice of the peace. A contemporary newspaper called her “the terror of all rogues” and said she offered “infinite delight to all lovers of peace and virtue."
Although her tribe was destroyed and she was forced into an unwanted marriage, this indomitable woman came to run the world's largest empire - with a woman as her companion.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
When Singaporean guerrillas tried overthrowing British rule, they turned to this gangster to run their communications. The cat-and-mouse game in which she was caught by a female police officer is riveting stuff.
New York's first licensed female cabbie didn't let racism, sexism, or a speech impediment slow her down.
Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
Tammie Jo Shults
One of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots took a job with a commercial airline - and then saved the day when an engine exploded mid-flight.
Her apartment, which she dubbed Dream Haven, was a “who’s-who of the Harlem Renaissance: artists, poets, writers, songwriters, intellectuals, and activists” - everyone from Zora Neale Hurston to Langston Hughes to W.E.B. Du Bois.
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.
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.
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
Olga of Kiev
Brutal princess-turned-Christian saint who burnt down enemy towns using pigeons.