Tongan women boxing. The first picture is an illustration from the 1800s book Océanie ou cinquième partie du monde, by Grégoire L. Domeny de Rienzi. The second was apparently just a random for-fun boxing match that a traveling photo editor, Andy Isaacson, stumbled upon in 2012. Apparently good traditions never die. :)
The Society of Woman Geographers
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.
“It was better for me to remember that the flaw was in the racist, not in myself.”
The Difference a Year Makes
I redid a lot of the early art in preparation for the book. Take a look and see the difference a year or two of practice makes.
Three-Year-Old Becomes Wonder Woman With Help of Photographer Dad
When three-year-old Nellee Rossi told her dad she dreamed of being Wonder Woman, he spent hundreds of dollars recreating the movie costume, and then had a photo shoot to recreate some of her iconic film scenes.
First female Rangers in the US Army
Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver became the first women to graduate from the US Army's Ranger School.
Irish pirate queen who led decades of rebellions against England, met face-to-face with Elizabeth I, and got official license to…
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi
Spirited poetry-spouting princess who lived an audacious life and put her cheating lover on blast with her expert slam poetry.
Matilda of Tuscany
Fiery defender of the pope who made kings kneel before her.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.