3 years after winning the first woman's Olympic gold medal for track and field, she was written off as dead after a plane accident. She worked hard at her recovery and was at the Olympics again 5 years later.
Most high schoolers are happy to get accepted by one of the eight Ivy League schools. Munira Khalif got into all eight. And that's just the start of her accomplishments.
How could Li Chi possibly compare herself to a Chinese heroine who was born a century after Li Chi herself? The answer gets complicated.
In the 1890s, bicycles were seen as an instrument of feminism - so the powers that be "discovered" a health condition called Bicycle Face, to get women to stay put.
For centuries, freediving Korean women have survived by farming the ocean floor. The majority are over 60 years old.
Humanity's greatest weapon against malaria came from an unlikely source: a secret military program, where a woman worked in obscurity for decades.
You know the story of the goose who laid the golden egg? In Indonesian myth, it’s a girl who shits all manner of valuables.