Researchers believe Duval, whose experimental cartooning has been hitherto largely unrecognized, had no training and relied upon her previous life as a stage actress to capture characters on paper.
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,"
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
This pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and…
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself…