She started skateboarding to get closer to her family. Now she competes against the best in the world as one of the oldest skaters, and only women, on the field.
The 2012 Olympic games were the first to feature women's boxing as an event, and at 17 years old--one of the youngest boxers there--Shields won gold in her weight class. But fame, money, and endorsements did not follow.
Japan's greatest warlord... a woman?
There's a theory going around Japan that could dramatically rewrite their history. It posits that Uesugi Kenshin, one of their greatest warlords, was actually a woman. And there's some pretty compelling evidence.
RP on Geek Girl Riot!
I talk with the women of the Geek Girl Riot podcast about RP. Mostly. The conversation wends all over to many a nerdy topic.
New Neil Gaiman book for children features a princess being woken by a kiss from a queen
New Neil Gaiman book for children features a princess being woken by a kiss from a queen "The Sleeper and…
This goat-riding, spoon-wielding princess fought trolls to save her sister.
Khawlah bint al-Azwar
When Byzantine forces captured her brother, this warrior poet donned the outfit of a black knight and went on a bloody rescue mission.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.