Badass women alert.
How One Restaurant in Afghanistan Improves the Lives of Women
A restaurant that employs women who live in Kabul's women's shelters is making a difference.
Black Panther's Sister Shuri Is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series
And it’s being written by Nnedi Okorafor! Eee!
Horse-Riding Lady Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles
Packs of female librarians once roamed the hills of Kentucky, dispensing books to those whom they encountered.
Angelina Fanny Hesse
In the 1880s, scientists were trying to isolate and culture tuberculosis bacteria. Hesse's husband Walther was running into problems until she offered a solution.
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World
Want a book about awesome lady scientists you might not know about? I thought so.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
Carolina Maria de Jesus
Brash, funny, and difficult, this mother of three wrote her way out of extreme poverty with her uncompromising look at Brazilian society - and was alternately lauded and berated for it.
Turned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
Nanny of the Maroons
Led colony of escaped slaves and protected them from the English using borderline supernatural abilities.