“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?”
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
When the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
She lost 2 husbands, 3 brothers, and a father to her enemy. Now she's striking back.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker
When Japan's seaweed production suffered a crippling year, this scientist's work on commercial cultivation helped save the entire nation.
50 years after she won a judo championship while posing as a man, she finally got the gold medal owed to her.
During World War II, this woman quietly undermined Japan's occupation of the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
America’s first female chief federal prosecutor not only put herself in harm’s way to end abusive labor practices, she later became a PI and solved murders.
The Society of Woman Geographers
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.
When a monster demanded teenage girl sacrifice, Li Chi saved herself, and was crowned princess for her troubles.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
Bisexual cross-dressing spy princess of the Qing dynasty - a hero to some and unspeakable villain to others.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
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.