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.
Veil, who died last week, was a fierce lawyer, a Holocaust survivor, and the first woman elected as president of the European Parliament.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
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.”
This 81-year-old Lebanese woman organized her own all-female recycling team, partly to empower the women, and "partly because she thought they would do a better job."
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 unassuming middle-aged woman became one of Britain's most notorious terrorists in her unyielding quest to win women the right to vote.
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Let her leprosy go untreated for years to make herself the perfect spy in the Japan-occupied Philippines - soldiers wouldn't touch her, so she could slip right through.
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.