The 'Handsome Girls' Who Are Making China's Biggest Boy Band
"People have been really curious... I guess they’re not really used to seeing a totally androgynous girl band.”
Afghan Women Launch New TV Station For Women
"There has been a lot of talk about women's rights and media rights... But we've never seen anything special for women and that's why we've done this."
Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua
“We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country."
Meet the Ethiopian Superheroes Fighting for Girls' Rights
The Tibeb Girls are Ethiopia's answer to the Powerpuff Girls, fighting Africa's greatest social issues.
This Girls' Soccer Team Who Played in a Boys League - and Won
“I always try to show that soccer isn’t just for boys, If you’re technically better, you can compensate for being perhaps physically weaker.”
The Cursed Girl
This is an utterly stunning piece of work. Set aside 10-15 minutes and enjoy one of the most cinematic experiences I've found in some time.
No one asked her to prom, so she took her Harvard acceptance letter
"I took a date that was pretty low maintenance, so I didn't have to pay for his dinner."
The Woman who Defended a Castle for Three Years
With a scant handful of helpers, this woman held off hundreds of attackers for THREE YEARS.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Chandro Tomar aka 'Shooter Dadi'
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
When the Portuguese took the throne from her, this Angolan queen made a new one: out of her own servant. She then fled to the jungle, conquered a tribe of cannibals, and waged war on the Portuguese for so long that they gave up and left.
The Mirabal Sisters
When a cruel dictator ruined this Dominican Republic family, these sisters gave their lives to end his.
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself…
1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.