Collection: Oceania >
RiinaWhen flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
TruganiniThe "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
WungalaWhen she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)
Edwardian England's Loudest Advocate for Iraq
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself – later teaching Lawrence of Arabia how it’s done – and became one of the most influential women in the English empire, advocating loudly for Iraq’s self-governance.
Collection: Activists >
Marsha P. JohnsonThis cheery godmother of trans civil rights masked a dark past of abuse.
Mekatilili wa MenzaWhen colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
Fannie Lou HamerThis uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.
Collection: Monster Slayers >