The first woman to climb Mount Everest - she did so even when her native Japan wanted her to do nothing but raise children and serve tea.
Random Related Posts
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…
The last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
This undefeated half-Spaniard fencer was a household name in the 1800s - only to vanish into retirement (and obscurity) when she ran out of people to fight.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…
Noor Inayat Khan
Pacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
This goat-riding, spoon-wielding princess fought trolls to save her sister.
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.
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.