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.
“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.”
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.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India's highest honor.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
This stubborn empress led her native Ethiopia to do the unthinkable - defeat one of the major European powers in war.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.