“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
The Origins of Princess Leia's Hairstyle
The inspiration Princess Leia's iconic bun hairstyle has been traced to Mexican soldadera Clara de la Rocha, who fought in the Mexican Revolution.
In Afghanistan, this Wushu trainer teaches women martial arts - to compete, and to defend themselves.
When she found that cases of elevated lead levels had doubled, she warned the community.
Using her photographic memory, this WW2 spy stole some of the most vital German rocket plans, and suffered a year in concentration camps for it. She died this year.
RP in Catch News!
Catch News recently did an interview about RP. Give it a read, why not?
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
Susan la Flesche Picotte
The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
This brutal sovereign's reign saw her outlaw clapping, pioneer death by feet-kissing, and design giant weaponized scissors - but are we only getting one side of the story...?
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.