Collection: Disabilities >
ViśpálāThe first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
Sophie MorigeauThe only use this Canadian badass had for pretty pink bows was to adorn her own rib — which she amputated from her own body after an accident.
Annie Jump CannonThis astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
Micaela Almonester (1795-1874)
The Survivor Baroness of New Orleans
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Collection: Mothers >
Anita GaribaldiThis heroine of South America and Italy fought in numerous civil wars alongside her husband, Giuseppe Garibaldi, often while pregnant or while carrying her children.
WungalaWhen she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
Marie ManciniJoined her sister Hortense Mancini in escaping from an equally abusive marriage, making headlines (and trouble) all across Europe in the process.
Collection: Royalty >