She turned lion hunters to lion defenders, was slept on by a lion, and got a dentist to work on a leopard - quite a story!
This queer, black, possibly trans lawyer was architect of two of the most important legal rulings of the 20th century - and deserves to be way better known.
“I think what we want to say to the young women of Indonesia is, don’t be afraid of being different,” said Kurnia. “Don’t be afraid to shout your independence.”
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
When Japan's seaweed production suffered a crippling year, this scientist's work on commercial cultivation helped save the entire nation.