A reader asked for examples of historical disabled badasses. I give them an earful.
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America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
One of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
Irish pirate queen who led decades of rebellions against England, met face-to-face with Elizabeth I, and got official license to…
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Noor Inayat Khan
Pacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.