“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?”
First Female Chief Conductor of the Queensland Symphony OrchestraWhen she steps up in 2016, she will be one of fewer than twelve women worldwide to lead a major orchestra.
The Woman Getting Mexican Children Out of PrisonIn Mexico, children of prison inmates can live in the prison with them until they're six years old. Rivera's organization aims to change that, along with other prison reforms.
NASA's Newest AstronautThis Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
The Woman Who Saved a Man With a Nazi TattooWhen a crowd protesting a Ku Klux Klan rally noticed a man with a Confederate flag shirt and an SS tattoo, they chased and attacked him. Keshia Thomas protected him.
Young Entrepreneur Out to Save BeesAfter becoming fascinated by bees, Mikaila started a business selling lemonade in order to help them.
Teenaged Activist for Reproductive RightsCalero works to educate and train other girls on their sexual, reproductive, and citizenship rights.
New Orleans Only All-Female African American Motorcycle ClubThey dye the rubber in their tires to burn out bright pink smoke. (SO. COOL.)
America's First Female Chief Federal ProsecutorAmerica’s first female chief federal prosecutor not only put herself in harm’s way to end abusive labor practices, she later became a PI and solved murders.
Hunter of bus driversIn areas of Mexico unsafe for women, a female vigilante calling herself Diana has begun striking terror into the hearts of bus drivers. A disturbing story.
Incredibly brave Mexican journalist
"Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?"Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
Spy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
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.”
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
Fifty years before women got the federal right to vote, this legal agent became “the terror of all rogues.”
Although her tribe was destroyed and she was forced into an unwanted marriage, this indomitable woman came to run the world's largest empire - with a woman as her companion.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Destined to be a mere political pawn, this Mongol queen rode into battle while pregnant, united the warring tribes, and was considered to be the second coming of Genghis Khan.
This Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
This goat-riding, spoon-wielding princess fought trolls to save her sister.
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When her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.