Girl walked 8 km all alone in minus 34C from remote family home to report her beloved grandmother’s death, and beg help for blind grandfather.
‘It was very cold and I was so hungry. But I wasn’t scared. I was just walking, walking, walking. And I finally got there.’
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 Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
This Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
Trung Trac and Trung Nhi
Sisters who led an army on elephant-back to overthrow oppressive Chinese rule and establish a short-lived Vietnamese kingdom.