Collection: Survivors >
SacajaweaOne of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
Mary PattenWhen her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
TirgataoAbandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.
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: Hindus >
Onake ObavvaWhen enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.
Savitribai PhuleIn fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
Velu NachiyarWith 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.
Collection: Christians >