Founded as a place where women can rebuild their lives after losing a husband or getting divorced, el-Samaha village offers women and girls a chance to escape patriarchal prejudices and discover their independence.
Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' uncovered
Historical people: they're just like you and me.
The Feminist Lunch That Broke Boundaries 150 Years Ago
After being denied entry to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens, reporter Jane Croly made her own, supper club, featuring only “risky and outré” unaccompanied women.
Trinidad and Tobago gets its first female president
"I’m sorry guys…make way. We are coming strong and we are moving forward."
The Dahomey Amazons get their own movie!
The inspiration for Black Panther's Dora Milaje get their own movie - starring Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o! Sadly, it's not about the story of Agontime, covered here.
Abigail Disney, Killer Content Partner to Launch Female-Led Level Forward Studio
And they've made a bid for the Weinstein company.
Jewel thief Doris Payne gets her own movie!
Tessa Thompson is to portray one of the most colorful women alive today.
The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London's Greatest Bonesetter
Hard-living, hard-drinkin’, hardcore: beloved and belittled London Sarah Mapp had one hell of a life, earning both adulation and scorn in her career as a bonesetter.
The Women Who Took on the Mafia
The Italian mob had a fatal weakness: its shameful attitude toward women. Once the wives turned on the “family,” it all started tumbling down.
Medieval Times puts woman in the lead for first time in its history
The new show will incorporate a queen as the head of the kingdom.
Hollywood Women Band Together to Make Anti-Harassment Initiative
In response to the spate of Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, many of the most important women in the industry are joining forces to make Time's Up, an initiative to offer legal protections and assistance to the most vulnerable in Hollywood.
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.
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.
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.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.