In honor of Black History Month, here's a list of several amazing black women who more people should know.
In Japan, a severed pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. Fukushima makes prosthetics that help them cover that and move on from their past.
In 1853 people found that a lone woman, the last surviving member of the Nicoleño tribe, had been living on San Nicolas Island for 18 years. Her story would later inspire Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Rita Levi-Montalcini had to deal with patriarchal disapproval, Fascist anti-Semitism, misogyny and war before earning a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor. Says she, "If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize."
A couple weeks after giving birth, Sveta Vold ran a half-marathon with her baby in a stroller. Seven weeks after giving birth, she completed a 135-mile bicycling ultramarathon in the snow.
When a newspaper reported that David Cameron complained about the "traditional submissiveness of Muslim women", a rebuking hashtag was born.
As the daughter of a renowned eagle hunter, Aisholpan wanted to follow in her father's footsteps and become an eagle hunter herself.
Noela Rukundo's husband paid several men thousands of dollars to have her killed. Imagine his surprise when she showed up at the funeral distinctly un-murdered.