My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
Lady Jane Franklin was “a tenacious, well-traveled woman who fueled a series of polar missions to locate the expedition and find out the fate of her husband. As one newspaper of the era put it, ‘What the nation would not do, a woman did.’”
In 1969, a reporter did a 30-second interview with a Danish girl who was hiking the countryside. It's well worth watching.
Hibah Rahmani fell in love with the stars on cold nights as a refugee, laying on desert sand and staring at the sky as she attempted to sleep - she's now a leading NASA engineer.
This 18-year-old UAE hockey phenom was so good that her her favorite hockey team flew her out to skate with them.
Khatoon Khider used to be a popular Yazidi singer. Now she’s the head of an all-women battle unit with ISIS in its sights.
The film about the life of the author of Frankenstein will also be directed by a woman: Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour.