Badass women alert.
Arming Kabul's girls with skateboards
A nonprofit has taken to empowering Afghan girls in an unorthodox way: teaching them how to skate.
The woman who escaped the Jonestown Massacre
Leslie Wagner walked thirty miles through the jungle with a 3-year-old on her back.
Emily Hahn led a life as varied as her writings. She got a degree in engineering to prove that she could, then made a career as a writer; she lived in a red-light district and dined with millionaires; she had a family in England and worked in New York.
For most of her life she thought she'd have to go to California to surf. When she discovered she could surf along India's own coast, she co-founded the Shaka Surf Club to let everyone else know that too.
An interview with Jasmine Twitty, the youngest judge in Easley, SC
Judge Twitty is the youngest person to earn a judgeship in Easley, South Carolina. She granted an interview to Amy Poehler's Smart Girls about her career path.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
When her father decided to marry her, this leather-clad princess embarked on one of the most bonkers Cinderella tales ever told.
When the Japanese invaded the Philippines, this beauty queen traded face powders for explosive ones.
The daughter of an aboriginal woman and a white man, her race led her to be kidnapped by the Australian government - only for her to escape and walk across the continent to get home... twice.