At the age of seven, Kakenya Ntaiya made a bargain with her father: she would undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) if he agreed to let her finish her education.
In addition to her recent documentary, brilliant scientist/actress Hedy Lamarr, whose inventions became some of the building blocks of WiFi and Bluetooth, is getting her own miniseries!
About time. Kudos to activists like Manal al-Sharif for keeping up the pressure and making this happen.
Mary-Claire King (covered here previously) tells a tale of divorce, burglary, cancer, and Joe DiMaggio that must be experienced.
16-year-old high school junior Holly Neher became the first female quarterback in her school, and possibly all of Florida, to throw a touchdown pass.