Harriet Tubman’s home outside Auburn, New York, has been declared part of the National Park Service system. It will focus primarily on the activism of her later years, such as her work as a suffragist.
Aggretsuko is the newest addition to the Hello Kitty universe: a hard-drinking office worker who sings heavy metal karaoke and dreams about quitting her frustrating job.
When the family car fell into a ditch, 46-year-old Karen Klein walked for 30 hours through 26 miles of snow, subsisting on twigs and her own urine, to get help for her husband and 10-year-old son.
In 1939 Jacobs won a national pistol marksmanship competition. Contemporary reporting noted that she broke the record that had previously been set by an FBI agent.
You can now search through over 1500 badass historical and mythical women (and counting) – WAY more than are currently on the website – in a new feature on this website!
The inspiration Princess Leia’s iconic bun hairstyle has been traced to Mexican soldadera Clara de la Rocha, who fought in the Mexican Revolution.
While initial accounts touted Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the subject of The Eagle Huntress documentary, as the only female eagle hunter, the truth is that women have trained and hunted with eagles for thousands of years.
I get a ton of people calling me out on relying too much on one source for the entry on Elisabeth Bathory. The truth is, though, there wasn’t much worth going on.
The BBC funded an animated short of Kyrgyz heroine Saikal, intercut with traditional folk singing. Worth watching!