Tig Notaro had a double mastectomy. She's mostly known for a half-hour standup routine she did about her breast cancer. So when a heckler catcalled her during her set, she ripped her shirt off and did the rest of the set without it.
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
Do you like interesting historical ladies? Then you might be interested in this anthology of short stories about "cranky ladies of history".
Maggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
The well-dressed woman doing this stunning high-wire act is to this day unknown! The best guess we have is celebrity Bird Millman, although the years on that don’t quite line up. (via the stellar Two Nerdy History Girls blog)
Miss Cora M. Strayer ran a detective agency on the South Side of Chicago in the early 1900s. She was awesome.