A reader asked for examples of historical disabled badasses. I give them an earful.
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Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Abducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
When she was told to "go do women's work" after upstaging the medical community in her treatment of Hodgkin's disease, Dr. Vera Peters revolutionized breast cancer treatment through years of painstaking, meticulous work.
This legendary pockmarked poet sang truth to power and was killed for it, becoming an enduring symbol of resistance.