I love 89-year-old Kimiko Nishimoto’s self-portraits. I want to be as cool as her if I grow up.
Youngest Girl to Compete in the Vans US Open Pro SeriesAt just eight years old, Sky Brown is the youngest girl to compete in the skating competition Van US Open in Huntington Beach.
The Woman Who Makes Prosthetic Pinkies for Ex-Yakuza MembersIn Japan, a severed pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. Fukushima makes prosthetics that help them cover that and move on from their past.
The First Female Pro Overwatch PlayerThe first woman in the Overwatch e-sports league had to go through hell to prove herself.
Formula 4 RacerKoyama has been interested in racing since she was five years old, even competing (and winning second place) as early as twelve.
The Oprah of ChinaAlready a famous dancer, she transitioned to female in her 20s. Now she's the host of a television show which draws millions of viewers weekly.
Tokyo's First Female GovernorOn July 31, 2016, the city of Tokyo elected Koike as governor by a wide margin, making her the first woman to hold that position.
Japan's First Female PhotojournalistShe became Japan's first female photojournalist at the age of 25. 76 years later she's still going strong.
Forgotten "Shanghai Princess"Fleeing racism in her native Australia, Daisy Kwok made a life for herself in Shanghai - until the Cultural Revolution.
The First Lady of Billiards“Men want to beat me. I play men, six, seven hours a day. Men… they do not beat me.”
Your New Favorite PhotographerI love 89-year-old Kimiko Nishimoto’s self-portraits. I want to be as cool as her if I grow up.
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
At age 101, this woman was one of the last surviving female pilots from WW2, and older than the Royal Air Force by one year - she died today.
She wrote 270 Wikipedia articles in a single year -- “I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.”
Miriam O’Brien Underhill
Men? Mountaineer Miriam O'Brien Underhill Don't Need No Stinkin' Men - She pioneered and argued for "manless" climbing in a…
She was attacked while putting up a “Women who behave rarely make history” bumper sticker on her truck. No, seriously.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
She was the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the United States and an advocate for granting women the right to vote.
She’s the first female composer to score a major superhero movie, with the female-led Captain Marvel.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
The publisher of America's first newspaper by and for women - and someone sadly overshadowed by her more-famous contemporaries.
This 15-year-old Pakistani girl who drives motorcycles, rickshaws, and garbage trucks to help earn money for her family. She is also a medal-winning boxer and a teacher.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
This revolutionary martyred herself to help rid China of the Qing dynasty.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
With a dead husband and a hostile foreign country on her hands, this Indian queen did the unthinkable - turned her loyal servants into some of the first suicide bombers in recorded history.