When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
When Columbus and his crew ravaged her land, this native Haitian poet gave all to keep the peace.
"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.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.