Collection: Oceania >
Te Ao-KapurangiAbducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
RiinaWhen flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
Kate Leigh and Tilly DevineAmerica had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Collection: Elders >
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.
Sojourner TruthWhen her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.
Masako HojoWhen her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
Collection: Muslims >