What I love about this: Maud Wagner (nee Stevens) got her first tattoo from Gus Wagner, the man who would become her husband, because he was trying to get a first date. A big part of their relationship involved him teaching her how to tattoo people using his old-schools techniques.
“I think it’s silly to categorize people as either having an analytical brain or a creative brain."
She was a programmer, a wife, a lesbian -- and she wouldn't rest until she could legally marry her wife.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
This woman has spent her life fighting the prison industrial complex, giving ex-convicts a new lease on life.
Masako "Katsy" Katsura
“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
"Uncle" Olive Yang
So here's a wild story: lesbian (possibly trans) Burmese princess becomes opium-trading warlord to escape arranged marriage.
This engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Russia's most famous hermit has lived outside of civilization for virtually seven decades, amidst some severe difficulties.
Cecile DeWitt-Morette was a pioneering mathematical physicist who worked with Albert Einstein, Irene Joliot-Curie, and Richard Feynman, and advocated for more women in the sciences.
This Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
This Armenian folktale princess saved her hapless beau - by making him get a job.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
Overcame polio, poverty, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, racism, whooping cough, and teenage pregnancy to make Olympic history by winning three…
The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Instigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.