When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
When Columbus and his crew ravaged her land, this native Haitian poet gave all to keep the peace.
"Life is too short not to do what you want to do... It's never too late. So start doing what you love doing now."
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.
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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.
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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.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.
With a dead husband and a hostile foreign country on her hands, this Indian queen did the unthinkable - turned her loyal servants into some of the first suicide bombers in recorded history.
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.
The actual hero of the Ali Baba myth, this slave girl saves the titular character by singlehandedly dispatching the forty thieves - without him even knowing.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.