Again: Don’t mess with farmers’ daughters.
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.
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!
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
Tamar of Georgia
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.